“This post is sponsored by Cooper Tires; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“
Hey Auto Peeps!
As any seasoned driver knows, your vehicles tires are one of the most important parts of a vehicle. We also know that they can be quite expensive and since nothing lasts forever, there are few things we should do to make them last longer.
Keep reading to see what they are…
Check Tire Pressure Monthly
Make sure you check your tire pressure on a monthly basis. If you are not sure how to do so or not sure of the proper tire pressure for your vehicle, consult with the vehicle owner’s manual. If you are still not sure, you can also head to the nearest full service gas station for assistance.
NOTE: When checking your vehicles tires just unscrew the cap on your tire’s air intake and hold a tire pressure gauge against it, allowing air to flow out of the tire and into the gauge.
Get Tires Rotated
This one I had to learn the hard way. When you drive several miles a week, 5,000/6,000 miles will sneak up on you super fast. It is usually recommended and really convenient to rotate your tires when you get your oil change.
Visually Examine Tires and Roads
I always visually examine not only my tires for cuts/holes, but I also take a look at the roads I am traveling on for debris and sharp objects (nails). True nails may not cause an immediate flat tire, but they could result in a slow leak. A lot of times something as easy as a product called, fix a flat, can assist when a nail penetrates your tires, wish may not seem all that bad at the time, but this causes you to have to purchase tires a lot sooner.
Alignment Twice a Year.
Unless you are a licensed mechanic, you should leave the tire alignments to the professionals. I remember one year I went to a “backyard” mechanic to do this task and it was the worst mistake I ever made. LOL! I won’t go into to many details, but let’s just say it was a LESSON LEARNED!
Speeding generates excessive heat, and can increase the rate of tire wear and a reduction in the tire’s durability, causing you to need new tires a lot sooner. So do the speed limit people! 🙂
Like I said above, nothing lasts forever, so when you are looking for a great place to purchase tires try Cooper Tire. I had a set installed on my vehicle a few months ago and I love how well they perform.
Now to you Sassy Peeps, how do you ensure your vehicles tires last longer? Inquiring minds want to know!
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…Stay Sassy!