How to Expand the Life of Your Tires

Our Car Collision Repair Specialists Know How to Help You Maintain Your Tires in a Good Condition and Avoid Accidents on the Road

Although you already know that it is important to save your tires in a good condition, probably just a few of you are aware that proper care can increase a car tire’s life span with as much as 50%. In other words, you will be able to use your tires safely for about 6 years with proper maintenance.

Our car collision repair experts told us that in more than half of the cases when vehicle owners visit us for a post collision repair, they admit that the reason for the accident was either a flat tire or other tire-related problems.

A well-maintained tire should be able to provide you with a safe ride from 40,000 to 80,000 miles. Here are a few tips to help you keep your tires in a good condition all year long:

  • Avoid bad driving habits as: quick starts and abrupt stops, fast turns, heavy loads, speeding, driving over potholes, debris, and curbs.
  • Check your tire pressure regularly. Tires often use 1-2 lbs. of pressure per month, so it is recommended that you get them checked on a fortnightly basis. You can use the pressure gauge to check them in the morning or at least 4-5 hours after you have stopped driving because this is when they are cool. Don’t forget to test your spare tire as well. Inflate your tires at manufacturer’s recommended pressure not more than that. Proper pressure improves gas mileage by 3,2%.
  • Get your tires aligned whenever that is needed. A delay may lead to a serious road accident. Although you can do an at-home check, it is also recommended to visit a reliable mechanic as Mike's Auto Body & Repair for a confirmation of your diagnosis. Our car collision repair experts in Orlando FL are always at your service! If you don’t believe us, call (407) 843-8135 now and consult one of them right away. We work with several towing companies in town, so your tow truck can deliver your car directly at our repair shop whenever there is a vehicle problem you want to solve.