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Tips to Make Your Tires Last Longer in Colorado Springs

We are talking tires…the only thing between you and the road.  Keep yourself safely on the road and save money by making your tires last longer.

5 Tips For Your Tires To Last Longer in Colorado Springs:

Get your snow shoes off!

It’s that time…true snow tires have a softer rubber that is great for snow, but wear down relatively fast.  Replace your snow tires with a good all-weather tire for the milder weather.

Tips for your Tires Colorado SpringsDon’t go surfing!

If your tires have 2/32” or less tread depth, your chances of hydroplaning (sliding on top of the water drenched highway) increase dramatically.  Check your tire tread depth with the head of a penny.  Place Lincoln’s head in your tire tread – if you can see all of Lincoln’s head, you do not have enough tire tread to grab the road.

Gasping for breath…your tires need air (pressure).

During the winter, your tires experience numerous temperature fluctuations…15 degrees one night and then 60 degrees the next day.  These fluctuations cause your tires to lose air pressure more quickly.  Check the air pressure frequently, or stop by and we will gladly do it for you.  Your tires will wear more evenly, and last longer!

No bumps or bruises!

Remember all those pot holes and occasional curb bumps (hits), the ones that shook your teeth and rattled your brain?  Two things…look your tires over for cuts and signs of bruising.  Yes, you can bruise the tire carcass (belts).  When you see abnormal bulges anywhere on the tire surface or sidewall, replace the injured tire immediately!

You’re wearing on me! Uneven tire wear?

If either the fronts or rears are wearing unevenly, you either need a rotation or an alignment check…don’t wear your tires out prematurely by failing to rotate and align your car.  An easy way to check the wear across the tire is to turn your front tires after you have stopped, so you can visualize the wear across the tire.

As usual, if you have any questions about your tires, or would like a complementary check of tire pressure and wear, stop by your convenient Honest Accurate Auto Service for some expert advice. Let us help you stay safe for your Memorial Day and summer travels, contact us today!

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