How to Make My Tires Last Longer

November 7th, 2018 by

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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.

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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.

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