Keeping your Toyota vehicle’s tires in healthy condition is critical to maintaining the safety and handling performance. There are several aspects of your tires that you should routinely monitor, such as their air pressure and tread. Here’s how to keep the tires healthy.
- Tire pressures. Your Toyota comes with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System that will alert you if one of your tires is above or below the recommended pressure level. It’s important to monitor these pressures as overinflated or underinflated tires can compromise handling, increase wear-and-tear, reduce fuel economy, and raise the risk of blow-outs when hitting potholes.
- Tire tread. Tire tread is necessary to give your vehicle grip on the road. The lower the grooves in the tire, the less grip it has, and the less effective it will be at dispelling water on wet or damp roads. Once tire tread is low enough, there’s no rescuing it — the tire needs to be replaced.
- Tire rotations. Rotating the tires is an important part of tire maintenance. Front tires typically wear faster than rear tires, so switching them around helps even out the wear, extending the life of your car’s tires and maintaining its balance.
- Wheel alignment. . It’s not uncommon for wheels to get misaligned over time. This creates more pressure on some tires than others, leading to uneven wear, unsafe handling, and lower fuel economy. It’s important for experts to check your car’s alignment during maintenance checkup.
Don’t wait or compromise when it comes to tire maintenance. Schedule routine service appointments at Family Toyota of Burleson to ensure your tires are ready to roll.