How To Make Your Tires Last Longer

Close up of tire tread

With proper tire maintenance, you can make your tires last longer on the streets of Cheboygan. The expert service department here at Fernelius Toyota is happy to share our tire maintenance tips and tricks so your tread depths, alignment, and air pressure are in the best possible shape. Along with periodic tire care checks, rotations, and checking for proper PSI, there are ways to ensure your vehicle’s tire health. You can stop in at Fernelius Toyota— not far from Petoskey— for more information about long life tires. 

Follow These Care Tips

  • Check the tire air pressure– Tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of pressure each month so it’s vital to check them regularly. It’s best to keep them at the correct levels. In the winter, they tend to deflate, and summer heat makes them overinflate. Checking for proper PSI can ensure safety for you and other Indian River drivers. 
  • Get your tires rotated – The rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated every 5,000 miles. Rotating tires, especially on front-wheel drive vehicles, can help prevent uneven wear since front tires work harder than the back tires in that instance. 
  • Balance your wheels – After your tire rotation, make sure to have them balanced. If the weight distribution is uneven, the wear on your tires is uneven. 
  • Have the alignment checked – If your wheels are misaligned, you’ll find they will wear out a lot faster. A shaky steering wheel can be an indicator of misalignment. Misalignment can happen over time, if you hit the edge of a curb or a pothole, or encounter alternate terrain your tires are equipped to handle. Knowing what can cause misalignment can help you prevent it and make your tires last longer in good condition.

Have Your Tires Checked at Fernelius Toyota

Drivers in Onaway and the neighboring communities are encouraged to stop in to Fernelius Toyota for routine tire maintenance at our Toyota Tire Center. Our dealership is committed to keeping you safe on the road with healthy tires, proper alignment, and correct inflation. If you have any other questions about service, repairs, or tire maintenance for your vehicle, stop in or contact us today.

Fernelius Toyota 45.622474, -84.47987.