The winter months bring lots of things we all dread: snowfall, icy roads, and cold temperatures. Keeping your car in check during colder weather is essential, and tires are no exception. You don’t want to have to go in for tire repair just because your tires weren’t prepared for the cold.
The experts at Centennial Toyota know the importance of proper tire care during the winter. Here’s three tips to ensure your tires are ready for freezing weather.
Check Air Pressure Regularly
A responsible driver should check the air pressure in their tires regularly, no matter which season it is. During the winter, it’s even more crucial as the cold air causes tire air to compress faster. Make sure to check your air pressure routinely when it gets colder and re-inflate your tires if necessary.
Check Your Tire Treads
If your treads are worn down, they’re going to have a tough time gripping the road properly. With icy roads a possibility during the winter, that’s an accident waiting to happen. If a tire needs new treads, replace it immediately.
Rotating and Replacing Your Tires
To ensure even wear and tear, it’s recommended that you occasionally rotate your car’s tires. If you’re entering the winter season and you haven’t rotated your tires in a while, it’s a good opportunity to do so to get the best distribution of wear possible.
There are also plenty of warning signs that a tire is old or needs replacing, such as flat tread depth or an improperly balanced ride. These tires should be replaced before winter starts to set in.
At Centennial Toyota, we’re here to help you with whatever Toyota tire service you’re looking for. Call or go online to schedule a tire service appointment today.