Following tire care tips can optimize a car's road performance

It’s important to perform routine tire rotations every 3,000 to 7,000 miles.
It’s important to perform routine tire rotations every 3,000 to 7,000 miles. | File photo

Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant has provided a tire maintenance checklist to make sure your tires are in optimum condition at all times. 

Because tires have the tendency to wear unevenly, it’s important to perform routine tire rotations every 3,000 to 7,000 miles -- or every other oil change -- so that all four tires will wear more evenly, thus providing better overall handling.

Checking your tire tread is also important to ensuring safety and promoting better performance on the road. On the contrary, a low tread count puts you at a higher risk of hydroplaning or losing control of your car, especially on slippery roads. The well-known “penny method” is one way to check your tire’s tread, so make it part of your regular car maintenance. 

It is also important to inspect your tire pressure from time to time, as your tire’s air pressure can be affected by varying temperatures. By keeping your tire pressure at an optimum level, your fuel economy will be improved, you'll lessen the risk of any tire issues, and you'll ensure a smoother time on the road. 

Lastly, spring is officially here, so you should switch all four of your winter tires into all-season tires. 

By following these tips, you will be assured of a better road performance. For more information about proper car care, visit Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant’s page (http://www.hankgraffmtpleasant.com), or request an appointment from their service team.

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Hank Graff Family of Dealerships 116 North Mission Street Mount Pleasant, MI 48858