Are you getting excited – summer is almost here! The kids are eager to begin summer break and to make many trips to the pool, the park, and of course, the yearly summer vacation.
While all that summer brings is fine and good for you and your family, it can mean major wear and tear for your tires. After all, high temperatures, hot asphalt roads, and lots of prolonged driving don’t sound too great to our rubber friend, the tire.
In order to keep your tires in top condition and ready for whatever the summer might bring, follow these guidelines:
1) Check your tires for wear, proper inflation, tread level, and damage;
2) Check the owner’s manual for proper inflation levels;
3) Tire pressure should be checked in the morning when the tires are cold;
4) Take a look at your spare tire;
5) Make sure that it is properly inflated and not damaged in the event that you have to use it;
6) Rotate your tires every 5,000-7,000 miles;
7) Follow the speed limit;
8)Excessively fast driving in hot weather can damage tires;
Now doesn’t that sound easy? Taking these few simple precautions can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Summer should be about care-free fun and time spent with friends, family, and the outdoors. Don’t waste it getting your tires replaced!