Prepare Your Tires for Spring 2023
Keeping up with maintenance on your vehicle means decreasing the risk of an accident or getting stranded. The tires are no exception—bald tires, unevenly worn tires, or wrong tires for the season could all contribute to the increased risk of injury or getting stranded on the road.
Here are some tips to get your tires raring to go for the coming spring months (and summer, too).
Switch Out Your Winter Tires
Winter tires have a unique type of tread and rubber composition tailored for frigid conditions. Once the danger of snow is over, you should now change to summer tires or all-season tires.
You just don’t want to do it too soon. But at the same time, if you wait too long, you’ll wear out the tires faster and increase the risk of injury.
Maintain Proper Tire Pressure
Something you should do frequently is to check the tire pressure. Even if you have a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system), you should still manually check the tires, including the spare.
Make a pressure adjustment for each tire as needed. If you are uncomfortable with this task or do not have a way to adjust the air pressure, stop by Little Wolf Automotive in Plover, WI, and we’ll do this for you.
Check for Tire Wear
For every mile you put on the vehicle, the tires wear a little more. The weather also plays a role in wear and tear on the tires. Also, check the tires for dry rot on the tread and sidewalls and make sure the tread is wearing evenly.
Note that all-season tires are not built specifically for any single season. That means they will wear a bit faster, especially in winter when the cold stiffens the rubber.
Get Wheel Alignment
If you notice one side of the tire wearing faster than the other, one tire wearing faster than the others, or “feathering” on the tire tread, an alignment service may fix the issue.
In some cases, it’s a simple task of realigning the tires. In other cases, worn or broken suspension components cause the tires to go out of alignment, so you have more work that needs to be done.
Rotate the Tires
Tire rotation should be a part of your regular tire maintenance. Doing so keeps the tires from wearing unevenly.
This service is usually done every 5,000 to 7,500 miles—the same time you get an oil change.
Contact Little Wolf Automotive for Essential Tire Services in Plover, WI
Ensuring the tires are in good condition will significantly reduce the risk of injury in an accident or being stranded on the side of the road. Stop by Little Wolf Automotive in Plover, WI, and we can perform various services for your tires, including checking the air pressure, tread wear, dry rot, and tire problems.
Our express lube shop is located at 2550 Plover Road, Plover, WI 54467. If you need to reach us by phone, you can call us at (715) 883-5111.