Do you know how to properly inspect your car’s tires? If not, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Most people are unaware of the importance of regularly checking their tires and what they should be looking for during an inspection. However, inspecting your car’s tires is a simple DIY task that can ensure maximum performance and safety on the road.
By following a few easy steps, you can make sure that your car is running smoothly and safely at all times. In this article, we will discuss some tips for doing a DIY tire inspection so that you can stay safe while driving!
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 the 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 the afternoon. From there, you can also take note of how the process goes and what the mechanic does the patch or plug the damage.
A step-by-step guide to performing a DIY tire inspection
1. Start by checking your tires’ air pressure at least once a month. You can use a tire pressure gauge or an app to help you measure the correct amount of air for each tire. Make sure that all four tires have the same pressure and also check for leaks.
2. Look for signs of wear and tear. This includes checking the sidewalls, treads, and any other visible damage on the tire. If you find a bulge or crack in the sidewall, it’s time for a replacement. Also, make sure to check the tread depth with a penny: place the penny upside down between the grooves of your tires. If part of Lincoln’s head is exposed, then you need to get new tires.
3. Lastly, inspect your wheel alignment and balance. This will help you keep the car in good condition and prevent any premature tire wear. To do so, take your vehicle for an inspection at a local garage or dealership.
These simple steps will help you ensure that your car’s tires remain in optimal condition and that you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride. Regular tire inspections are essential to maintaining the performance of your vehicle and keeping yourself safe on the road. So, don’t forget to check your tires at least once a month!
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!