The temperature is dropping, and it might mean more for you car than you think! This is a common time of year to replace tires, as people are buying a new set to approach the season. However replacing all your tires can cost a TON of money. So here’s a few tips to help maintain your current tires in the colder weather, and save money in the long run!
- Maintain optimal tire pressure. This is absolute key in the winter! As the temperature drops every degree, so does one square inch of the tire. Tires that are under inflated have a bigger surface area touching the ground, which means you have more wear and tear on the tires, and less traction on an icy road.
- Get alignments and rotations. You want to make sure wheels are well balanced and placed in the right spot in a regular basis to reduce wear and tear. It’s also important to make sure the weight on all tires is evenly distributed, so you don’t risk an under inflated tire.
- Get the same brand. Winter drivers will find that if they get different winter tires, they’ve made a mistake. It’s important to get tires that match together with the same brand and model to ensure performance in weight bearing capacity and alignment.
And those are the basics! Have more questions? We’re the experts! Call UWrenchIt in Norcross, GA for professional advice, and take a look at our used car parts to see what tires we have in stock! We have a variety of other parts as well for all types of winter projects.