Important Tire Maintenance for your Mazda

Important Tire Maintenance for your Mazda

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Your vehicle's tires are the only thing that connects you and your vehicle to the road, making them one of the most critical safety features of your car. Like all the other parts of your vehicle, it's essential to take good care of your tires. The service pros at Pearson Mazda want to make sure your tires get the care they deserve, so they're offering a few tips on the most surefire ways to ensure your safety and extend your tire's life. Continue reading to learn more.

Tire Rotations and Balancing

The most effective way to get the most out of your tires is to get regular tire rotations and balancing. Tire rotations are essential because most of your vehicle's weight falls on the front axle, putting more pressure on your front tires, which causing them to wear much faster than the rears. To make this tire wear more even, it is advised that you get your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Simply moving the front tires to the rear and the rears to the front will ensure your safety by keeping the tread wear even and keeping good tread depth. Tire balancing is recommended to be checked during each rotation. Improperly balanced tires can cause a vibrate or humming from the tires as well as uneven tread wear.

Tire Pressure Checks

Checking your tire pressure is a quick and easy way to ensure your safety and extend the life of your tires. Overinflation and underinflation can both damage your tires, cause uneven wear, and shorten their life. Overinflated tires cause the tire tread to expand, creating uneven wear to the tire's road surface. On the other hand, under-inflated tires create a larger, flat surface area that contacts the road, causing premature and uneven wear to the tires' outer edges. Each month, you should check your tire pressure and make sure they're all to the correct PSI posted on the placard on the driver's door jamb.

Wheel Alignments

The alignment of your wheels is important as it protects the outer edges of your tires. There are narrow channels on the edges that whisk water away from the tire's road surface to keep the tire tread clear, giving you maximum grip in wet weather. The three specs that affect your wheel's alignment are camber, the verticle angle of your wheels. Caster, which is only adjusted on the front wheels, is the verticle axis of the wheels. Lastly is the toe, which is the horizontal angle of the wheels. Misaligned wheels will cause your tires' outer edges to wear faster than the road surface, which will have a negative impact on your traction on wet road surfaces.

Tire Services at Pearson Mazda

Tire care is vital to your safety and the life of your tires. When your tires need servicing or replacing, the experienced service professionals at Pearson Mazda are ready to help keep you safe no matter where your travels take you. Taking your vehicle to our service center ensures that it's getting the best care possible only by certified technicians. To schedule your next tire service appointment, you can do so right here on our website using our online appointment scheduler. We look forward to serving you!

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