Bad Tires Make It Impossible to Control Your Automobile

Did you know that if you don’t take care of your tires, it will become difficult to control your automobile, especially on the winter roads in Montague, New Jersey? Your tires need plenty of tread to grip the road, and the wheels need to be balanced and aligned. Scotty’s Automotive can help keep your tires and wheels in tiptop shape. Here are some things we can all do to make sure you get the most mileage out of the tires you have on your car, truck, or utility vehicle’s wheels.

Air Pressure Check

Checking the air pressure in each tire (including the spare) is a good practice to get into. You want all four tires to be inflated to the recommended PSI. We recommend checking the tire pressure every other time you fill up the gas tank in your automobile. If you don’t fill the tank that often, get into the habit of checking the air pressure every other week to once a month.

Tire Inspection

While you are testing the air pressure, take the time to visually inspect each tire from top to bottom. Look at the sides of the tires to make certain you don’t see anything strange such as bubbling or cracking. Look at the tire tread to make sure it is wearing down evenly. Signs it isn’t include patches of tire tread that are worn down more than other parts of the tread.

Tire Rotation

We can help, too. If you bring your automobile to us every 6,000 miles, we will rotate the tires. Tire rotation might seem as if it isn’t an important service, but it is. Rotating the tires keeps the tread wear even, and this will increase the amount of time you get out of each tire.

Wheel Balance

Generally, a good rule of thumb is to balance the wheels after the tires have been rotated. This ensures the wheel weight is even so it doesn’t damage the axles. Balanced wheels also make controlling your automobile easier because they don’t vibrate while you are driving.

Wheel Alignment

Wheel alignment also helps you to control your automobile. In fact, a sign that your wheels are not aligned is pulling to the side. Thankfully, a wheel alignment service is rare, usually every one to two years at a maximum.

Scotty’s Automotive in Montague, NJ, is happy to inspect your tires and wheels and recommend any necessary services. Call us today to schedule a convenient appointment with our shop.


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