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How to Make Your Tires Last Longer

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No matter what, all tires will wear out after a certain number of miles. While you can get an estimate of how long your tires should last, their lifespan is largely dependent upon how well you care for them. In order to enjoy long-life tires, you’ll need to take certain precautions. You’ll want to routinely check the condition of your tires to ensure your commute from Omaha to Lincoln remains smooth. Explore more of our service tips and learn how to make your tires last longer below!

What Causes Tire Tread Wear?

What causes tire wear? Different tread wear patterns will signify various issues with your tires:

  • Inner & Outer Tread Wear: Sometimes referred to as “toe wear” or “camber wear,” excessive wear on the inner or outer parts of your tire can be indicative of misalignment.
  • Center Wear: If you’re seeing noticeable wear through the center of your tire, it’s probably overinflated.
  • Edge Wear: In this case, underinflation is the likely culprit.
  • Cupping Wear: This is diagonal scalloping of the tire. Wear of this type indicates a serious suspension issue that should be handled straight away.
  • Patchy Wear: Unbalanced tires will manifest with uneven, patchy wear sections.

Tips for Getting Long-Life Tires

If you want long-life tires, proper care is essential. Learn how to make your tires last longer here:

  • Check Your Tire Pressure Monthly: Over time, tires naturally lose a bit of air pressure. So, it’s best to check your tire pressure from time to time and top up when appropriate. Keep an eye on your TPMS for any major pressure changes.
  • Rotate Your Tires Every 5,000 Miles: Tire rotation is one of the simplest ways to improve the health and longevity of your tires. Have your tires rotated on schedule and in accordance with the proper wear pattern for your drivetrain.
  • Get Your Tires Balanced: While tire rotations are essential, you’ll want to have your tires balanced as well. This properly distributes the weight to mitigate uneven wear.
  • Check the Vehicle Alignment Twice Yearly: Tires on a misaligned vehicle will wear out significantly faster than expected. If you notice a shaky steering wheel after hitting a pothole or a curb on the Blair streets, you may be due for an alignment.

Have Your Tires Checked at Sid Dillon Mazda

Now that you’re aware of how to prolong the lifespan of your tires, you can get every mile and every penny out of your current set. Due for replacement tires? Make your way to our Fremont service center to find the selection you need. Sid Dillon Mazda is here to make car care straightforward and affordable!

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