How Do I Take Care of My Tires?

November 22nd, 2017 by

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 rear view

Vehicle service is important in order to keep your model running properly for a long time, and aside from what’s under the hood, your tires are an asset to your vehicle’s performance. Kitchener drivers understand that taking care of your tires is essential, but some don’t realize what’s necessary to keep your tires working properly for your vehicle for years to come. If you want to save money on tire care, be sure to take care of them in the following ways.

Inspect Them Regularly

The only way you’re truly going to know if your tires need attention is by looking at them every now and then. Make it a point to inspect your tires every time you get an oil change, and look for signs of damage as well as signs of general wear and tear. This will help you notice any issues before they become either impossible to fix or extremely expensive to treat. In addition to inspecting your own tires, be sure to have a professional look at your tires at least once every year.

Check the Pressure

Your tires’ air pressure is also essential regarding how they handle the Guelph roads, so be sure you’re always checking that they have enough air. Your vehicle’s manual will let you know the optimal air pressure for your specific model, so use that as a reference. If your vehicle has a built-in tire pressure monitor, pay attention to any alerts you may have regarding low pressure, and then fill your tires up right away.

Monitor Your Loads

Your tires handle the weight of your vehicle and then some. If you constantly ignore the load capacity weights for your vehicle, you’ll find you’re damaging your tires often. Never exceed the load capacity for your vehicle, or you’ll risk blowing out your tires.

Monitor Your Speed

If you’re a speed racer, you’ll find your tires are damaged more easily and more often than those who drive at a regular pace. That’s because driving fast works your vehicle’s tires at a faster pace, leaves you open for damage to road hazards, and even creates heat build-up that damages your tires. Instead, give yourself enough time to get where you need to go – it’ll be better on your gas mileage too!

Schedule Service at Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo

Let your vehicle experience the right type of service at Mercedes-Benz Kitchener-Waterloo. We have an impressive service centre dedicated to helping you ensure your tires are working properly with the right parts, among other services on your Mercedes-Benz van. Visit us today for your service needs and schedule your service appointment today!

Does your Mercedes-Benz have any outstanding recalls?

We now have replacement Takata airbags in stock for many models. If your pre-2014 Mercedes-Benz has not been to our dealership recently, call us to see if it is part of any outstanding recalls and schedule your appointment today.

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