How to Make My Tires Last Longer

November 7th, 2018 by

Stack of car tires on warehouse closeup

To make your tires last longer and keep their tread depths in good shape, you’ll need to take certain precautions including having them checked periodically among other things. At Stohlman Volkswagen we want to help you keep your tires in top shape. Learn more about the ways to keep up your vehicle’s tires with us and be sure to visit our tire center in the event they need replacing.

Contact Us

Follow These Care Tips

  • Check the tire air pressure monthly – Tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of pressure each month. It’s best to keep them at the correct levels. In the winter, they could lose more and the summer will cause them to gain more. Make sure you’re checking the levels for your safety.
  • Have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles – Especially with front-wheel drive models, there can be uneven tire wear. Rotating the tires allows the ones working hardest to take a break.
  • Balance your wheels – After your tires are rotated, make sure to have them balanced. If the weight is distributed to one wheel more than the other, this could also create uneven wear.
  • Have the alignment checked twice a year – If your wheels are misaligned, you’ll find they will wear out a lot faster. This is easy to notice as the steering wheel may shake. This can happen over time, if you hit the edge of a curb, or even hit a pothole, so be sure to watch for the signs.

Have Your Tires Checked at Stohlman Volkswagen

Whether you need new tires or simply want to keep up with the maintenance for your current ones, the service center at Stohlman Volkswagen can help. And when you’re ready to bring your vehicle in for a service appointment, be sure to check out our service specials to make your trip more affordable. Contact us today, and check out how long spare tires last to make the most of your next set of tires.

Of course, your tires aren’t the only components that might give you trouble on occasion. Find out how to jump start a car with our quick and easy guide.

More from Stohlman Volkswagen

  • 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Accessories

    The spacious and refined sensibility of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is quickly making it a favorite around Vienna. Thanks to its five trim levels and full range of packages, personalizing the new Tiguan is easier and more exciting than ever. An updated range of Volkswagen accessories from our parts center places the art of tailoring…

  • Volkswagen Atlas Interior

    If you’re looking for a stylish three-row SUV with seating for seven people, take a good look at the 2020 Volkswagen Atlas. It’s the ideal SUV for large families around Tysons Corner, and it provides plenty of room for all their gear. Are you wondering about the Volkswagen Atlas price? Starting at $31,545, the new VW Atlas offers…

  • Date Night Ideas in Fairfax

    Are you looking to create a romantic evening with your significant other? If so, Stohlman Volkswagen has compiled a list of date night ideas Fairfax drivers should try. If you are looking for something a little more exciting than just the standard dinner and a movie, be sure to keep these ideas in mind. Contact Us…

Posted in Service