Tires, Dale Feste Automotive, Hopkins MN

Keeping Your Tires in Proper Condition

It is a good idea to check your tire pressure on a consistent basis. Once a month or is a good rule. Some more recent model vehicles have a built in computer that do this for you. A warning will show up when a tire is low on air pressure, and which one is the culprit. You can also purchase an air pressure gauge and keep it in your glove department. Besides checking the air pressure, you can also bring it in and we can inspect the air pressure for you. Proper air pressure in the tires can help them to rotate, as they should. It can also improve the fuel efficiency for the vehicle when you drive.

The spare tire should also be inspected on a regular basis. It is recommended that you check the spare tire each time the other tires are as well. When checking the air pressure, also remember to check the spare tire. The same is true for the tread. You will want the spare tire to have the proper amount of tread on it. This can help to grip the surface of the road when you travel. With poor tread or no tread, the tire will cause poor handling and stability when you drive. The spare tire is also meant to be a temporary solution for the other tire failing. Make sure to drive on the spare tire as recommended. You should not drive more than fifty miles in distance. Also make sure to drive slowly. You will not want to drive faster than fifty miles per hour. This is because the spare tire is designed smaller and cannot handle driving at fast speeds.

It is important to check the air pressure in the spare tire. Sitting around doing nothing tends to cause a leak of air out of tires. Rims can easily leak air if not completely sealed, especially in the cold winter months. If you notice an issue with the spare tire, bring the vehicle in. This way we can inspect the tires, and the spare tire, for you.