Check tire pressure
The first thing we are discussing today is your tire pressure. This is a key feature of your tires that you need to be well aware of. While we know that many modern vehicles can monitor your tire pressure for you, it’s still important to know the basics of tire pressure and why this is so important for you. Underinflated tires can lead to a complete tire failure, while overinflated tires can lead to strange wearing, and other problems. You’ll be able to find the right PSI on the door edge, doorpost, fuel door, or glove box door. You can add more air to your tire by simply removing the valve and pressing onto the tire gauge. You never want to check tire pressure if the tires are hot.
Have you hit a curb or a major pothole? This can throw the entire front end of your vehicle out of alignment, and could potentially damage your tires. When your wheels are misaligned, you will often find uneven and rapid tread wear, which could be easily corrected if brought into a service center like yours. You should be getting your tires aligned consistently, whether or not you have hit a pothole recently or not. This should go hand-in-hand with your tires being balanced.
Another major tire service that you should always utilize is a tire rotation. The whole point of rotating your tires is to avoid uneven tread wear, which could end up resulting in you replacing your tires sooner than you might have otherwise. This is because each of your tires carries a different amount of weight, and your front tires in general are also in charge of turning, which will have them wear differently than rear tires (for front-wheel-drive vehicles). When you get the rest of your regular maintenance, make sure a tire rotation is included.
Tire Services at Findlay VW
Do you need any of these tire services? Or maybe even a new set of tires? Schedule an appointment with us at Findlay VW! We have certified technicians that will make sure your tires are properly inflated, having been rotated, and are balanced the way they should be. We hope to see you at our service center soon.