Today Wayne covers the key signs of when it’s time to get a tire replacement. Other maintenance tips to prepare for winter are listed below:
- Maintain ideal tire pressure.This helps you get better mileage and prevents uneven tread wear, so your tires last longer. When temps drop by 10 degrees, they change the pressure in your tires by 1psi. Consider the temps of this summer compared to now – it’s definitely dropped by more than 50 degrees. A loss of 5 psi usually tips off your tire pressure light.
- Check your tire tread.Do the penny test by inserting one into your tire tread with Lincoln’s head upside down. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, then it’s time for new tires. If there’s more noticeable wear in the middle, that means they’re too inflated. More wear on the sides means they need more air. Ultimately, low tire tread will affect your traction on slippery roads, so this is an especially important check-up.