How to Avoid Popping a Tire in Erie

700 × 428There’s never a good time for a flat tire, but fortunately there things you can do to avoid getting a flat in the first place. At Gary Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM our auto services and parts technicians are well-versed on the subject of tire maintenance, and with their help, we’ve put together this blog post giving you a comprehensive understanding of how to avoid popping a tire.

The number one thing you can do to prevent getting a flat tire is to change it out when needed. Tires wear down over time, and the various grooves that run across the tire’s surface begin to shallow. In almost every scenario, old bald tires aren’t going to last nearly as long as new tires with deep tread. On average, tires last around three to four years, but have them inspected when you get them rotated just in case.

Speaking of rotations, tire rotations can make a huge difference in your tires lifespan. A tire rotation works by transitioning your front tires to the back, and vice versa. By rotating you can ensure that your tires wear evenly, which in turn can help you avoid surprise blowouts. Auto experts recommend that you receive a tire rotation once every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to get even wear on all four tires.

Tire pressure is another factor to consider when preventing a flat tire. Every tire has an ideal air pressure level, although when that tire pressure falls above or below that pressure level, you’re at risk of experiencing an unexpected blowout. If your car doesn’t have an on-board tire pressure sensor, we recommend checking your tire pressure at least once a month to prevent having an under-inflated or over-inflated tire.

Here at Gary Miller Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM we have the tools and resources necessary to be your number one tire maintenance provider. Come get your car inspected by our RAM dealers today in Eire, PA. 

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