Taking Care of Your Tires: A Savings Plan

Tires. Money. Stress.

It’s no secret that tires are expensive. Whether you install a basic model or opt for something with upgraded features, it’s in your best interest to take good care of your tires. Doing so will extend the life of your tires as well as improve the quality of your riding and driving experience. Tire care that makes your treads last longer saves transportation dollars because you won’t have to replace your tires as often. It also reduces stress because you spend less time worrying about your tires and purchasing new ones. For help with the tire services needed to protect your tires on any make or model, visit Blue Ridge Truck and Auto in Roanoke, Virginia


Tire Care Basics

While no tires will last forever, there are a few things you can do to get maximum mileage out of yours. First, choose your tires intentionally when purchasing a new set. Tires are rated for different tread life spans. Although this impacts price, it’s important to know what you’re getting so that you balance your budget with longevity. Also, be aware that there’s a balance between ride quality and durability. Where that lands for you is a personal choice. We simply want to make sure you’re making an informed decision about the length of time you can anticipate using your tires. Once you’ve made and installed your selection, monitor air pressure, keeping the tires inflated to the proper psi. Too much or too little air pressure can damage the tread pattern. Also, bring your vehicle in for tire rotation and balancing on the prescribed schedule. This will allow us to wear the tires as evenly as possible and catch problems early. Finally, have us perform a wheel alignment if there’s any reason to suspect a suspension angle problem. This could include noticing uneven tire wear, being involved in a collision, or knowing that you’ve hit some serious potholes or run over some curbing.

Your Local Tire Service Center

A reasonable investment in tire care can save you big money when it comes to the life of your treads. Obtaining reputable tire care, however, doesn’t have to be complicated. Blue Ridge Truck and Auto is your partner for auto care and can provide all the tire services your vehicle needs. We look forward to assisting you in the same way we’ve been helping your neighbors and our community since 1983.