Make a Monthly Inspection a Habit

Do a habitual monthly inspection on your tires. A lot can happen in a month. For instance, tires lose an average of 1 PSI over the period of a month, which may not seem like a lot, but it can really add up. Temperature can also have an effect on the pressure in your tires, and heat buildup can actually damage your tires. It's great to do a visual check so you can spot things like uneven tread, bald spots, or cracks but it's best to check tire pressure with a tire gauge. Also be sure that all of the valves on your tires have caps. The importance of these caps is major, and if you don't have them on, debris can get into your valves, causing air to leak out. You also need to check your tires when your car has been "resting" for at least three hours for better accuracy. Even with your visual checks, it is still important to keep up with your maintenance schedule. If it is time for your tire inspection, contact us at KIA of Dartmouth in Dartmouth, MA.

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