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Tire Maintenance & Rotation

When you buy a car, you could easily sit back and wait for something to go wrong before fixing it. But this would be costly and dangerous. Being proactive doesn’t mean you have to turn your garage into a repair shop. It’s all about keeping an eye on the condition of your vehicle’s components.

 

One of the most important components also happens to be one of the easiest to take care of.

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TIRE MAINTENANCE

Maintaining tire health starts with inspection. Inspect your tires regularly. Spend time with each individual tire, looking for certain things:
  • Check the side wall (the flat, tread-less side of the tire) for any bulges. These can occur when you hit a pothole and the tire gets pinched against the rim. Immediately replace a tire with a bulging sidewall.
 
  • Check for nails or other objects that may have penetrated your tires. Depending upon the size of the object and other factors, a tire specialist may be able to remove the object and install a patch. Then again, you may need to replace the tire.
 
  • Inspect the tread depth on each tire using the “penny test.” Insert a penny upside-down in between the tread ribs. If you can see Lincoln’s entire head, replace your tire.

TIRE ROTATION

A great way to extend the life of your tires is to have them regularly rotated. Why do they need rotating? Front tires wear out faster than the rear tires because the front tires move. This creates more friction and thus more wear. Your owner’s manual will likely recommend you rotate every 5,000-10,000 miles.
 
Need help with your tires? Contact our Service Department, and we'll help you with all your tire needs! From rotations to replacements, Terry Lee Honda's Service Department has got you covered.
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