Auto tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. Not only do they get you where you want to go, they have a huge impact on performance, fuel efficiency, handling, and safety. Thus, not only is it important to make sure you have the right kind of Orlando auto tires on your ride, it’s also pretty important to take care of them! Basic auto maintenance includes keeping an eye on your tires, and our Toyota Service Centers in Orlando want to help you take care of yours. We have two locations where we can do it for you, but we know not everyone has time to swing by our dealerships, which is why our service techs have come up with a helpful list of ways you can proactively extend the life of your tires yourself!
Can you maintain your auto tires outside of our Orlando Toyota Service Centers?
The trained Toyota technicians at our Orlando Toyota Service Centers have a ton of ways that you can help to extend the life of your tires, but here are some of the basics:
Rotate your tires
You should rotate your auto tires in Orlando as needed – this helps to evenly distribute the wear and tear that they encounter every day. If your tires aren’t rotated properly, they’ll wear unevenly and this leads to a loss of traction, poor performance, and and decreased fuel efficiency. Drive wheels usually tend to take on wear and tear a little faster – if you have a front-wheel drive car, these are the wheels on the front (pointing out the obvious). Plus, if you’re good about getting your tires rotated regularly, you can usually just replace them all in one go when they need to be replaced, and minimize the time that your car has to spend at our Toyota Service Centers!
Check your PSI
In addition to evening out the wear and tear your auto tires face, you also want to ensure that they’re properly inflated! If the tires get mushy – too low of a PSI – it can lead to loss of traction, especially in tricky driving conditions. This is extremely dangerous to you and your passengers. It also decreases fuel efficiency, which means you have to spend more at the pump. If your tires are overinflated, you run the risk of a blowout; they also make the ride less comfortable because they can’t handle road irregularities as well as properly inflated auto tires. Make sure yours are at the right PSI – you can find the number in your owner’s manual, or ask one of our service technicians!
Let us help you make the most of your tires!
Additionally, you should be sure that your tires are properly balanced and aligned, as well as take care with what products you’re using when you wash your car! You should only used non-petroleum based products to get your auto tires sparkling clean, as other cleaners contain acids that may do more harm than good.
Want more tips? Visit our Toyota Service Centers at Toyota of Orlando (866-945-0493) and Toyota of Clermont (866-454-1614)! Our service techs can give you all the info you need, as well as take care of any routine maintenance you might be looking for. Visit them today!