What You Need to Know About Tire Maintenance at Thompson Buick GMC
When should tires be rotated?
Rotating your tires ensures that each tire wears down evenly. By rotating them around every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, you can help extend lifespan of your tires. However, note that the exact number of miles varies depending on the car. When you bring your car in for an oil change, have the technician check to see if your tires need to be rotated too.
When do tires need to be replaced?
When your tires need to be replaced depends on whether they are rotated regularly and whether you drive in snow or rain frequently. However, in general, you will want to get new tires every five years.
How do tires influence gas mileage?
The right tire pressure directly impacts your car performance and consequently your gas mileage. If your tire pressure is too low or too high, your fuel economy will get worse. Check your car manufacturer’s recommended tire pressure level to ensure you’re getting the most out of your gas mileage.
Why is my tire maintenance warning light on?
The tire maintenance light comes on for one of these reasons:
- Abrupt changes in weather.
- You’ve exceeded the mileage setting for tire rotations.
- Your tires are over or underinflated.
What wears out car tires?
Tire wear is inevitable. However, if your car tires are wearing significantly in a short amount of time, check to see if your tires are overinflated, under-inflated, or misaligned.
The Certified Service technicians at Thompson Buick GMC know how important tires are to your driving experience and are here to help. Your time – and vehicle – are valuable, which is why Thompson Buick GMC is dedicated to providing quick, professional service.