The Hertrich Family of Dealerships' website offers tips from a service expert on how to keep car tires in optimal health for summer road trips and beyond.
Tires should be rotated regularly to make them last the longest, the posting said. Weight bearing down on each axle causes uneven wear on front and rear tires. Rotating helps balance out the wear so the tires last longer. Tire rotation should be done at least every six months, the posting said.
Air pressure should also be checked regularly to ensure the best fuel efficiency. Like a bicycle tire that's partially flat, a car tire that isn't properly inflated makes the vehicle more difficult to move efficiently. Tire pressure should be the same on all tires, the posting said. Check the tires or your car's owner's manual for the ideal pressure designed for your vehicle's tires.
Tire alignment is also very important. If not aligned properly, the vehicle can pull to the left or right, or the tires may cup or warp which destabilizes the vehicle. A service appointment can ensure that everything is in proper alignment.
The vehicle's suspension is also important. Poor suspension makes the car bounce, which is rough on the tires.