Tire rotation is one of the important aspects of vehicle maintenance, and has an even more direct impact on your bank account than oil changes. Tires are intended to be rotated every 6,000 miles. This helps them wear evenly, and prevents them from wearing out early. By not rotating them, you can very easily shorten the life of tires that are intended to last 40,000 miles down to 15,000 miles. Again, people think they can tell, just by looking at the tires, if they need to be rotated. This is simply not the case. If you can tell that your tire is wearing incorrectly, you’ve already shortened its lifespan considerably. Not rotating tires can easily be the most expensive vehicle maintenance mistake that people make.

Maintaining the correct pressure is essential. In fact under inflation can result in the tire failing. Check your owner’s manual to make sure you know the correct pressure required by your tires. When you do check the pressure make sure the tires are cool. The pressure goes up as the tires get hot from driving. This will give you an incorrect reading. Do not over fill the tire either.

Worn tires can result in hydroplaning or skidding. You should replace your tire if the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch. At this point you will also see tread wear indicators appearing on your tire which indicates that the tire is worn out and is in need of replacement.

When it’s time for your car’s scheduled maintenance, see the folks at Convenience Retailing, Vancouver Auto Repairs located in Vancouver, Burnaby, and New Westminster, Delta, Surrey, North Burnaby and Coquitlam City. They can take care of all of your vehicle’s maintenance needs while providing excellent, award winning customer service.