Luckily enough, many issues that affect the tires can be relatively easy to spot. If a visual inspection shows signs of wear and tear, such as holes that need patching, or if you notice that the tires aren’t holding pressure, you probably need to bring your car to a service center. Other signs aren’t quite so obvious. Drivers often fail to notice balance and alignment irregularities created when one tire wears down more quickly than its siblings. When this does occur, the vehicle may vibrate, become less fuel efficient, and begin to suffer from performance issues. You’ll also be at greater risk of experiencing a tire blowout, just one reason why it’s vital to have your tires professionally balanced and aligned on a regular basis at Jay Wolfe Toyota’s service department.
Performance issues can also plague your car if it goes too long between tire replacements. Worn tires don’t possess the proper grip, potentially making them less responsive during adverse weather conditions. As your tires begin to deteriorate, other parts and systems of your vehicle will need to compensate – they aren’t designed to take that additional strain, so you run the risk of wearing down further parts if you continue driving on worn tires.
One of the easiest ways to gauge your tire’s condition is by inspecting the indicator bars and treads. Fish a penny from your pocket, then slip it headfirst into any of the grooves along the edge of the tire. If Lincoln’s head is hiding, either completely or partially, within the tread, there’s still enough there to make your tires safe. If Lincoln is staring back at you, completely uncovered, it’s a clear sign that you should visit Jay Wolfe Toyota’s Service Department and have your tires replaced.
For optimum performance, ongoing reliability, and total peace of mind, you need to keep your tires safe, well-pressured, and properly maintained. Schedule an appointment at our Service Department today to make sure your tires are fully prepared to handle the road ahead.
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