How To Make Your Tires Last Longer

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To ensure a long life for your Kia tires, it’s important to get them checked regularly, even you spend most of your driving time commuting around Chardon or Middlefield. Discover some easy at-home tips on how you can keep your tires turning in top shape. But if the time has come for new tires, our service and parts departments are always here to keep those wheels spinning and get your back on the road in no time.

Top Tire Care Tips

  • Check the tire air pressure monthly – Tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of pressure each month. It’s best to keep them at the correct levels. In the winter, they could lose more and the summer will cause them to gain more. Make sure you’re checking the levels for your safety.
  • Have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles – Especially with front-wheel drive models, there can be uneven tire wear. Rotating the tires allows the ones working hardest to take a break.
  • Balance your wheels – After your tires are rotated, make sure to have them balanced. If the weight is distributed to one wheel more than the other, this could also create uneven wear.
  • Have the alignment checked twice a year – If your wheels are misaligned, you’ll find they will wear out a lot faster. This is easy to notice as the steering wheel may shake. This can happen over time, if you hit the edge of a curb, or even hit a pothole, so be sure to watch for the signs.

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Have Your Tires Checked at Preston Kia

Our service team is here to help you with your tire needs, whether it’s a replacement or a routine inspection, we’re proud to offer Chagrin Falls drivers quality automotive service. You can also learn about how to change a car tire or save on your visit when you take advantage of our service specials. Contact us today if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment!

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