The Importance of Toyota Tire Maintenance
The tires are what connects your vehicle to the road itself, so, it’s important that you always keep them in good shape. This is imperative to your safety as well as your car’s health. Here are a couple of the maintenance jobs you’ll want to get familiar with.
Rotating Your Tires
In a Toyota car, it is recommended that you rotate your tires every 5,000 miles (pairing with an oil change at every 10,000-mile mark).
So, what makes a tire rotation so important? It spreads out the tread wear evenly among all tire positions. As you may know, tires can wear more quickly up front, so rotating periodically ensures that all tread wears at the same rate. Seeing that good tire tread is essential for good grip and traction on rough or slick terrain, it’s not something you’ll want to put off.
Aligning Your Wheels
Even if you’re a very careful driver, you’re bound to drive over some bumps in the road or even some potholes from time to time. Eventually, this will throw the alignment of your wheels off kilter, detracting from the smoothness of your ride.
In a Toyota car, it’s important to have your alignment checked every year. It may not need to be performed this often, but it should regularly be inspected. Signs that it needs to be performed include:
- Excessive vibrations in the steering wheel
- The car pulling to one side when coming to a stop
- A steering wheel that doesn’t lay straight
How Do You Know When It’s Time for New Tires?
Helpful preventative maintenance such as the jobs above can greatly extend the life of your Toyota’s tires. However, at some point, that tread is going to naturally wear down below 1/16th of an inch. When that happens, those tires will need to be replaced.
In addition to maintenance or patches, our Toyota tire center is glad to replace the set that you have. We carry all the top brands around, such as Michelin, Goodyear, and many more. They come direct from the factory so we can offer you all-inclusive pricing.
All-inclusive pricing will cover many of the maintenance jobs you’ll need to schedule for your car. So, you can drive off with a little extra peace of mind!
Schedule Your Next Tire Appointment Today
Are your tires in need of a bit of maintenance to keep things running smoothly? If so, you’ll want to pay a visit to Baierl Tires. Our Toyota tire center has long been serving the Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Cranberry Township areas, and we now look forward to serving you.
Contact our team online or over the phone to schedule your next tire appointment!