As we head into 2017, we think about getting back into good habits. This year, why not add a commitment to car care to your list? Good vehicle maintenance makes sense for prolonging and protecting the life of your car and tires, as well as your safety on the road.
Levin Tire in Northwest Indiana has compiled a simple list of car and tire care tips.
Keep up on regular maintenance
To keep your car running at peak levels, it’s important to stay up-to-date on recommended preventative maintenance services. Just like you, your vehicle needs regular checkups to maintain proper health and catch potential issues before they become serious problems. Consult your owner’s manual for your car’s recommended services and frequency for oil changes, fluid checks and brake inspections, just to name a few.
Get your tires balanced and rotated
Have your tires balanced and rotated according to your owner’s manual recommended schedule. Tire balancing offers a smoother ride and ensures even tire wear, while tire rotations are important maintenance steps that extend the life of your tires. To ensure proper tread wear, always have your tires checked by a professional service technician at Levin.
Check tire pressure and tread depth
Each month, have a trusted mechanic check your tire pressure. At Levin, we’ll even check the pressure of your spare tire so you’re always covered. Routine tread depth checks are equally important to make sure that your car’s tires are safe. Excessive wear can result in a loss of traction, especially on slippery, wet or snowy roads. In Indiana, tires need to have at least 1/16-inches of tread, the minimum amount of tread allowed by law.
Once you establish a consistent car care routine, you can travel with added confidence that you’re driving safely and cost-efficiently, wherever the road takes you. Stop by a Levin Tire location today or schedule your appointment online here.
Happy New Year from the team at Levin Tire and Service Center!