Tires on a car are comparable to shoes on your feet. Some shoes are higher-quality than others, walking can be risky if your shoes’ treads are worn down, and if you have a hole in your shoe, you don’t continue to wear it. Tires are the same way. You don’t want to continue driving on your tires if they have low treads, are under-inflated, or have holes.
Follow these tire tips to ensure your safety:
1) Check your tires air pressure regularly. The easiest way to do this is to buy a digital gauge. You simply attach the gauge to the air valve and it will give you a reading of your tire pressure. You can find what pressure your tires are supposed to have in the owner’s manual or on the sticker in the doorjamb of the front driver’s side door.
2) If you need to fill your tires with air, be sure not to over-inflate them, as this can be damaging to the tires.
3) If your tire is leaking or has a hole, you’re going to have to change it.
4) Changing a tire may seem like a daunting task, but it’s easy once you understand how it’s done. Check out this video, which walks you through how to change a tire.
If you need service done to your vehicle that you can’t do yourself, be sure to come to a repair store near you.