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12/02/2021
Changing your tires each six to ten years is essential for safe travels. In this post by Huff Oil Group in Fayetteville, we’ll go over a few tricks that can help you make your tires last longer

Inspect Your Tires Frequently

The first way to make your tires last longer is to inspect them frequently. It’s essential that you keep an eye on your tire’s condition daily. Before your next drive, check your tires for bulges, cracks, or splits. If they look good on the surface, the next thing you need to do is check the air pressure. Having underinflated tires can cause them to wear out unevenly and shorten their lifespan. The next step to make your tires last longer is to check the tire tread depth. Tires rely on their treads to grip the road better and make it safe to drive. The easiest way to check your tires’ tread depth is to do the penny test. The penny test is taking a penny, placing it in the groove head down, and if you can see the top of President Lincoln’s head, your treads could be too shallow.

General car maintenance is a great way to extend your car´s lifespan. Ask the oil experts at Huff Oil Group for the best products for your vehicle, like AMSOIL’s Signature Series 5W-30 Synthetic Motor Oil. Call them at (978) 259-5463 today or place your order in their online shop anytime!

Follow Indications for Air Pressure

As mentioned before, tire pressure is a significant factor in extending your tire’s lifespan. Using the correct tire pressure reduces wear and can prevent your tires from weakening prematurely. A good time to check your tire pressure is before you take a long trip. That being said, this isn’t the only moment you should check your tires. Regularly checking your tire pressure can help you catch a flat tire before it becomes a problem. An excellent tool to have handy is a digital tire gauge that can let you know accurately if your tire’s pressure is at the correct level. If you’re not sure what the correct tire pressure is, you can check the inside of your car’s door or your owner’s manual.

Rotate Your Tires Frequently

Rotating your tires frequently is another important way to make them last longer. The advice from experts says to rotate them every six months or 7,500 miles. Not skipping rotating appointments helps distribute wear evenly and can make them last longer. Taking your car in for tire rotation to your trusted mechanic is quick and can save you hundreds of dollars in having to buy tires before the six-year mark. If you want to rotate your vehicle’s tires yourself, here are the steps you need to follow:
  1. Use a car jack to lift your vehicle.
  2. Remove the tires and use jack stands to prop your vehicle up.
  3. Figure out if your tires are directional or non-directional. Depending on this, you’ll be able to rotate them in a criss-cross pattern or back and forth.
  4. Remove the tires and rotate them.
  5. Put the tires back in their new position and secure them in place. Don’t tighten them all the way.
  6. Finally, tighten your tires while you lower the jack. Finish tightening the lug nuts once it’s on the ground.
By rotating your tires, you’ll be ensuring even wear and safety on the road.

Make your tires last longer with a little bit of maintenance and keep your engine in as good a condition as your tires with the right products. The oil pros at Huff Oil Group can answer your questions by calling them at (978) 259-5463.

Avoid Mismatching Tires

The last suggestion is to avoid mismatching tires as this could cause them to wear unevenly. It might not seem like a big deal, but some types of mismatching are using different tread patterns, mixing all-season tires with season-specific ones, or using tires from different manufacturers. Another way people usually mismatch their tires is by using their spare tire for fat too long. A spare tire should only be used for 70 miles as it’s only a temporary substitute.

Regular maintenance from the tires to the engine is vital in keeping your vehicle in good condition. The experts at Huff Oil Group are ready to answer any and all the questions you may have about the best products for your car. Call them at (978) 259-5463 for more information, or visit their online shop to place an order 24/7.

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