We’re thrilled that so many local drivers turn to our used car dealership serving Allentown, PA and nearby areas for their automotive needs. For example, motorists rely on us when they’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle like a used Chevy Colorado. They also count on us for advice about vehicle care. Recently, a lot of people have asked us what they can do to make their tires last.

If you want to extend the life of your tires, you should start by monitoring your air pressure. Even slight changes in the temperature can cause inflation in your tires to change noticeably. If your tires don’t have the amount of air pressure their manufacturer recommends, they’ll wear unevenly which will negatively influence their longevity.

Keeping an eye on your air pressure isn’t the only thing you can do to prolong your tires’ working life. You should also make an appointment to bring your vehicle into our Allentown, PA service department when your tires are due for a rotation. In general, it’s advisable to get your tires rotated every 5,000 – 8,000 miles or every second time you have your oil changed.

It’s also wise to have your wheels balanced whenever you get your tires rotated. When you rotate your tires and balance your wheels regularly, it will help your tires to wear evenly and extend their working life.

You should have your alignment checked every six months or so as well. Even if your car is only slightly out of alignment, it can cause uneven wear on your tires which will put their longevity at risk.

If you’d like more advice about making your tires last, we encourage you to contact the automotive experts at Scott Lot today.