Tire Maintenance Tips

Tire Maintenance Tips

Brought to you by Reedman Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Jenkintown

Reedman-Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Jenkintown has a few tips to help you save money, extend your tires' life, improve your car's ride, and have a safer drive. The service technicians are always here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about your vehicle. Reedman-Toll DCJR Jenkintown serves the greater Philadelphia PA area with complete tire care for your Jeep. Keep reading to get more details.

How often should I check my tire air pressure?

The easiest way to extend your tire's life is with proper air pressure. You should check the air pressure in your tires at least once a month. Tires can lose about a pound per square inch of pressure every month. Proper tire pressure is essential for safety as well as fuel efficiency. Improper air pressure in your tires means you will get fewer miles to the gallon. Your gas mileage can increase by up to 3/3% just by having the right amount of pressure. So save yourself some green, check your tire pressure.

How often should I rotate my tires?

Rotating your tires helps them to wear evenly. You should rotate your tires every 5,000 miles. When you place your car in "dive," only one or two wheels spin and a time, causing uneven tire wear in most cars. The technicians at Acton Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will rotate your tires by moving them to different positions on the vehicle. This position change allows the tires on the drive wheels a rest and evens outwear.

What does it mean to have your wheels balanced?

Wheels and tires naturally have a heavy spot on them. The manufacturing process is not perfect, so even brand new tires will have these spots. These heavy spots can be just a quarter to one-half ounce, but these discrepancies can cause significant problems. Vibration and uneven tire wear are some examples. The technicians at Acton CDJR can balance each wheel using small weights and a specialized wheel balancing machine. It's a fast, easy process that costs a lot less than a new tire!

How often should you check your vehicle alignment?

Vehicle alignment is essential. When your car is misaligned, it will make your tires toed-in or toed-out, causing the ever-dreaded uneven tire wear. If your vehicle pulls or drifts right or left, or the steering wheel vibrates, your car may have an alignment problem. Small things can put your vehicle out of alignment. Bumping up against a parking lot barrier, hitting a pothole are just a few examples. The tiniest misalignment can lower fuel efficiency and increase tread wear. It would be best if you had your vehicle realigned every six months. With Acton's free alignment check, there is no reason not to.

You should never overload your vehicle.

Every vehicle has a load limit. You can find your cars on the placard on your door frame. Overloading your vehicle can put too much weight on the tires, causing them to fail.

The service department at Reedman-Toll CDJR Jenkintown wants to help you get the most out of your car.

The certified technicians at Reedman-Toll Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Jenkintown are trained to help you get the most out of your tires. With the free alignment check and Saturday service, we make it easy for you. So if you're in the area, stop in today and have one of our technicians check out your tire's life.

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