How to Protect Your Tires This Winter

Your tires get you where you need to go, so it’s important you take appropriate and necessary care of them!  

The cool temperatures of winter have a significant impact on tires and if you’re not careful, it could cost you a new set of wheels.

We have listed out important precautions to take this winter season.

Monitor Tire Pressure

While it’s important to be regularly checking tire pressure throughout the year, it is the most important to check during cool temperatures. A temperature decrease as much as 10 degrees can lessen tire pressure as much as a pound.

Get Your Tires Aligned

Hidden potholes, snow piles, and other winter hazards might tamper with the alignment of your tires. It might be subtle, but this can cause your car to pull to one side of the road, consequently leading to faster tire wear on that side of the car. We recommend getting your car aligned by a professional to balance the wear of your tire.

Check Tire Treads

Curious to know what gives you traction? It’s your tread! Tread is what gives you traction on slippery and wet surfaces. A simple method of gauging traction is by performing the “penny” test which you can learn about more here.

We hope these tips will help increase the longevity of your tires! We cannot stress enough how crucial winter tire care is!

Interested in learning more about winter safety and driving tips? Check out the rest of our blog!

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