When you purchase a new or used Nissan, you’re making a (hopefully) long-term investment. To get the most out of your vehicle, you should take the necessary steps to maintain it. Tires are obviously important, and they need special attention. If you don’t take proper care of your tires, you will find yourself having to replace them much more often than you should. Keep reading to learn more.
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Routine tire maintenance
A tire rotation is usually the most common service you will have done to your tires. When a technician rotates your tires, they are placing them on different points on the axle, or ‘rotating’ them. This should be done about twice a year or once every 6,000-8,000 miles or so. Like most tire services, a tire rotation is meant to promote even tire wear.
Over time, your front wheels can and will become misaligned. It’s just a natural thing that happens to vehicles. Your front tires can become pigeon-toed or duck-footed. This doesn’t usually cause any serious problems, but if gone unchecked for long enough, it can become very difficult to drive straight. A front-end alignment appointment will reduce drifting and help your tires wear down evenly.
This is something you can and should regularly do by yourself. Get yourself a tire gauge and check out your tire pressure once every other week or so. Underinflated or overinflated tires can cause problems and result in popping and even have an impact on your fuel economy. The inside of your driver’s door should have recommended PSI settings.
Bring your Nissan to Matt Castrucci Nissan for its next tire care appointment. We will get you in and out as quickly as possible and make sure your tires are in pristine condition.