A car’s tires are arguably one of its most important parts. They’re what keep you and your car secured to the road when you’re driving around Orlando. You wouldn’t want to be going a high speed down an Orlando highway on tires that could easily slide or burst would you? Let’s go over some tire basics and how to check that your tires are still road safe.
Your tires psi stands for pounds per square inch. This pretty much just means how inflated your tires are. Every car has is made for different tires’ and each tire has a recommended psi. You can check what your tires recommended psi is by looking in your owner’s manual under the tires section. It’s important that you follow the manufacturer’s recommended psi to make sure your tires are performing the best they possibly can! You’ll need to check your tires’ psi when you’re filling your tires routinely or during a drastic change of temperature.
A tire’s tread is almost the same as our finger prints. They give a tire grip and traction when they’re on the road so you only go where you want to. It’s important to check that your tires tread isn’t to wore down or else you will not have enough traction to drive safely on the road, especially during snowy or rainy weather. You can check your tire’s tread by using a penny. Place the penny inside each of your tires tread groove at multiple points on each tire. If you can see all of Abe’s hair, it’s time to get new tires. If you don’t see any of Abe’s hair after his forehead than you’ll need to replace your tires in the near future.
Family tires usually last around 70,000 miles before they need to be replaced. For high performance, the tires usually only last half as long, so these usually wear out around 35,000 miles. This being said, tires will usually last you around 10 years max. After 5 years you should have your tires inspected by a professional once a year to make sure that they’re still good for driving in Orlando.
Check your tires yourself
- Sidewall separation
- Bulges, blisters or bubbles
- Dry rot
- Visible wear bars
- Bald edges on the tires
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Tires are definitely and investment, but can you really put a price tag on your safety and the safety of others? You can buy tires and or get your current tires serviced at Toyota of Orlando and Toyota of Clermont.
So bring your car in for tire service or a tire rotation today! Make sure that you and your family are safe when you’re driving on the roads in beautiful Orlando. You can come into one of our two Orlando locations, Toyota of Clermont and Toyota of Orlando.