A tire is the most important point of contact between your car and the road. The condition that they’re in impacts everything from your vehicle’s performance to safety to gas mileage (which, with high gas prices, is pretty important right now). Peruzzi Toyota in Hatfield, PA wants you to get the most from your Toyota, so we offer these helpful tips about tires.
WHAT’S THE RIGHT TIRE PRESSURE?
Keeping your tires properly inflated is critical. To find the right pressure, either check your Toyota owner’s manual or inside the door jamb on the driver’s side of your vehicle. Your Tire Pressure Monitoring Light will alert you when one or more tires has low pressure, but it’s good practice to check and fill ‘em up on a regular basis.
ROTATING TIRES: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO IT?
Rotating your tires is one of the best ways to get the most out of them. They’ll wear evenly and last longer. The service pros at Peruzzi Toyota recommend every six months or so (it’s easy to do it during a routine oil change). It’s also important to get regular alignments, especially if you drive on bumpy or rough roads. Hitting one good pothole can do a number on your alignment, and by association, your tires.
WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY TIRES?
The rule of thumb is every 50,000 miles. However, there are some warning signs to be aware of. If you spot a crack or a bulge in the tire, experience excess vibration on the road, or poor traction, your tires need replacing. Also, check the tread: if it’s low or uneven, time to trade up.
Bottom line: don’t ignore your tires. We’re always here to help keep them in peak condition and keep you safe on the road. Got any questions? Get in touch with our experts at Peruzzi Toyota!