When the roads in Colorado Springs have ice, snow, rain, slush and road salt on them in the winter, it's important to take care of your tires. After all, they are your vehicle's only direct point of contact with the road surface. The handling of your car and your safety depend greatly on the health of your tires.
LightHouse Automotive would like to share these winter tire care tips:
1. Check the Air Pressure Often
Cold temperature can decrease the air pressure in your tires. On the other side of the coin, overinflated tires will provide much less traction. It's worthwhile to check the air pressure at least every couple of weeks during the winter to make sure they are inflated properly.
2. Check the Tire Treads
Your tire treads are very important during the winter to help with stability and traction. Look at the tread depth on all four tires to make sure they are in good shape. Make sure you are rotating them with each automotive service visit so they wear out more evenly. If the tread wear is really inconsistent, you may be due for a wheel alignment, brake service or suspension service.
3. Replace or Change Your Tires (if Needed)
If your tires are too worn out, replace them with new ones before it's too late. It's dangerous to drive on bald tires, especially in winter. Don't take any chances with your safety! You may also want to consider a temporary switch of tires in the winter months if your normal tires aren't designed for snow or all-weather use. Many Colorado residents will have different tires installed for summer and winter, so they always get the best performance no matter what the season. Or, you can get all-weather tires for year-round use in this area.
These are just a few simple tips to help you take better care of your tires this winter, so you can enjoy a safer drive no matter what the weather brings.
For all your Colorado Springs tire repair and tire care needs, call LightHouse Automotive at (719) 465-0302 or book your service appointment online.