Taking Care of the Tires On Your Factory Rims

January 21st, 2010

Taking care of your tires is very important, which is why we have researched some information to help you take care of the tires on your factory wheels and possibly make them last longer. Not only do under inflated-tires wear more on the outer edges and over-inflated tires wear excessively in the center of the tread, but gas mileage also decreases 1% for each 10lbs of under-inflation. Which is why it is important to look for visible signs of damage on your tires, such as exposed wires, bald patches, bubbles, and nails.

Make sure to check the manufacturer’s specifications when it comes to tire pressure to ensure they match. The pressure listed on the tire sidewall is the maximum tire pressure. Whatever pressure you decide on must be the same on all four tires. This is commonly found on the vehicle placard, which can be found inside of the door post  or inside the glove compartment. If for some reason you still can’t locate the placard then I would suggest to check the owners manual for its exact location. If a tire is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, it must be replaced. You can check the tread by using a depth gauge. So to preserve the life of your tire tread make sure they are properly inflated at all times. By checking tire pressure, alignment, rotation, and tread your tires should last along time. Trust me; I have 2007 Toyota Camry and I make sure to keep them in the best condition possible.



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