There are a lot of moving parts in your vehicle, and sometimes we don’t always think about which ones need service when. Some parts don’t need to be looked at until something goes wrong, but several parts were designed to wear down over time. You more than likely stay well on top of your oil changes, as that one’s obvious, but how often do you think about your tires’ well-being?
It’s important to stay on top of keeping your tires serviced. Whenever you get your oil changed, make sure to get your tires rotated as well. It’s also a good idea to keep a steady eye on your tires air pressure. If they look low, check the pressure and fill as necessary. If you keep up with regular tire maintenance, the chances that you’ll need tire repair will be reduced, and you’ll extend the time before you need tire replacement as well.
Depending on the tire in question, tires are designed to last anywhere from 5-10 years depending on the severity of use. But many things can factor into reducing that time frame and causing you to need new tires earlier, like not staying on top of the regular maintenance touched on above. The most common sign that it is time for you to get new tires is if they aren’t keeping air like they’re supposed to, but you should also keep an eye on tread wear and tear. Every once in a while, stick a penny between the tread of your tires with the top of Lincoln’s head facing the tire. If no part of the tread is covering his head, it’s time for new tires.