You need to periodically get your tires inspected. Keeping the air pressure at the right PSI is a good way to maintain their long-term health and avoid replacement. However, it’s not enough. Keeping track of the treads and overall wear on your tires is necessary to avoid putting yourself and the vehicle at risk. Here are some tips to staying on top of that.

 

Can I conduct an inspection myself?

 

If you have noticed that your tire pressure is low, you can of course amend that yourself. In most cases, a hot day or stagnant loss of pressure is common. This shouldn’t take more than a quick stop. Sometimes though, you’ll find the source of any damage to be a nail or other obstruction lodged in the tread. How do you proceed from here?

 

Even with minimal experience, you can repair this on your own. However, if the nail is lodged in the sidewall or the shoulder of the tire, it is not repairable. Most of the time, nails lodge so fast that they don’t give air the time to release. This keeps the pressure consistent, but should be fixed as soon as possible. For how low the cost is to repair a tire, it’s recommended you just take the car in to have your tire repaired. It won’t cost much and is simply completed in an afternoon. From there, you can also take note of how the process goes and what the mechanic does the patch or plug the damage.

 

Coming in for tire service

 

If you have any questions about how your tires are performing or are worried about potential damage, give us a call today. We’ll give you a routine tire inspection to ensure that everything is running optimally, getting you back on the road with confidence as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!