Everything You Need to Know About Tires

 

Did you know that under-inflated car tires are one of the biggest causes of using excess fuel? Under-inflated tires have higher rolling resistance, meaning it takes more power from the engine to move your vehicle, thus consuming more fuel. Whether you are driving a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe or an older vehicle, the importance of auto tire maintenance cannot be overstated.

Tire Inflation

On the inside of a driver’s door on any vehicle, you’ll find a sticker that states how much pressure your tires require. Every time you fill up your car with gas, take a minute to check your tire pressure and fill if necessary. Do not over-inflate your tires, as that is just as detrimental to them as it is to your vehicle and its safety features.

Tire Rotation

Oil changes and tire rotations should take place on the same schedule. Check the owner’s manual for specific details but most cars require an oil change every 7,500 miles or 6 months, whichever comes first. That is also how often you should rotate your tires.

Tire Replacement

You can put a nickel to good use as method for measuring tire tread depth. Insert a nickel into your tire's tread groove with Her Majesty's head upside down and facing out towards you. If you can see her crown, your tire tread depth is too low (less than 2/32 inch), which means you need to replace them immediately.

If you are seeking tires service and repair in Calgary, AB, contact the Country Hills Hyundai service department today. We have several model options for tires for sale to put on any new or used vehicle. Our service experts will make sure your car is back on the road as soon as possible.

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