Keeping Your Car Clean

I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.

When To Have Your Tires Repaired Or Replaced


If you are a new driver, you want to take the time to care for your vehicle properly so you remain safe while on the road. One task to undertake regularly is checking over your tires for wear. Here are some indicators that necessitate a trip to a tire repair shop for service.

Tread Is No Longer Visible On All Areas Of Your Tires 

When you drive your vehicle, the tread on your tires will wear down from routine use. This can occur uniformly across all four of your tires, or you may discover areas on one or more of your tires that have smooth surfaces where tread had previously been noticeable. Make it a priority to look over your tires each week for tread wear. It is best to tend to tread problems quickly rather than waiting to bring your vehicle to a repair shop. The longer you drive on your tires, the more wear they will sustain. 

Your Vehicle Pulls To The Side Easily

If you find that your vehicle tends to pull to the left or right when you let go of the steering wheel for a second, it may be caused by improperly aligned tires. This requires a trip to a tire repair shop to check that your tires are properly aligned. If you happen to hit a pothole or bump in the road, it can alter the alignment. To fix this, the tire repair shop will use a computerized machine to ease your tires back into their proper positionings.

A Tire Does Not Hold Air As It Should

As a part of routine vehicle maintenance, you need to check on the air pressure inside of each of your tires. If there is not enough air inside of a tire, it can cause it to wear prematurely. If there is too much air in a tire, it is more prone to becoming punctured. Check your vehicle's instruction manual to find out the proper pressure requirements for your tires. This information is usually also located on the tires themselves. Use a tire gauge to determine the pressure and add or remove air as needed. If you find a tire that loses air regularly, it may have a slow leak. This needs to be checked by a repair shop. In some cases, the tire can be plugged temporarily. If the puncture is too deep, it is best to purchase a new tire for your vehicle.

Contact a local auto shop to learn more about tire repair


21 July 2022