The life of your tires depends on a number of factors, some of which may be beyond your control. There are several steps you can take, however, to extend the life of your tires and avoid potential headaches. Continue reading to learn more. 

How to Extend the Life of Your Tires

Monitor the Tread and Pressure of Your Tires

A quick look at the tread of your tires will give you a general idea of how much longer you can expect the tires to last. Once the tread gets below 4/32”, or you’ve been using the same set of tires for about five years, it’s time to start shopping for new tires. Failing to do so could result in your brake or drivetrain systems failing to work as expected, which will put the safety of you and your car at risk. 

We recommend that once a month you take a quick inspection of your tires. Monitor the depth of your tread, look for visible damage to the tires, and ensure the tire pressure is within the recommended limits set by your tire manufacturer. 

Rotate Your Tires Every 5,000 Miles

Your tires will not wear evenly without intervention. This is why it’s recommended to rotate your tires every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Doing so will help any single tire from bearing the brunt of the wear and tear, which would result in having to replace one or all of the tires sooner than expected. 

If you can’t remember the last time you had your tires rotated, schedule a tire service today.

Address Tire Damage Quickly

While some tire damage may appear obvious to the untrained eye, others can only be identified by a professional. Scheduling tire service as soon as you notice signs such as a slow leak, blistering or cracks, or excess wear on the tire walls will help ensure that these damages can be corrected before further damages occur.

Schedule Tire Service in Upper Saddle River, NJ

Don’t risk driving on damaged or well-worn tires. Schedule service at Jack Daniels Audi of Upper Saddle River. We offer a variety of tire services in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, including tire rotation, inspections, and replacement. Check out our available service specials to take advantage of any coupons we have for your next appointment.