How to Make the Tires on Your Used Vehicle Last Longer

By Product Expert | Posted in Maintenance, Tips and Tricks on Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at 8:32 pm
How to Make the Tires on Your Used Vehicle Last Longer

When you purchase a used vehicle from Joe’s Auto Sales, you can rest assured that the vehicle passed a thorough inspection and any non-functioning parts have been replaced, including the tires. No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, the tires experience the most contact with the road and will wear down over time. Here is how to make the tires on your used vehicle last as long as possible:

Check the Air Pressure Regularly

Many vehicles that have been produced in the last decade will have a built-in tire pressure monitoring system, but we still recommend pulling out your tire gauge and checking the air pressure regularly. A good rule of thumb is to do it whenever you check your oil, which should be about once a month.

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Rotate and Balance Your Tires

Did you know that your tires wear down at different rates? It’s true! Typically, your front right tire will experience the most wear, so in order for all of your tires to wear down evenly, they will need to be rotated, or switched to a different wheel. This should be done every 3000-5000 miles. To further help your tires wear down evenly, they will need to be the same weight. So get your tires weighed and balanced (where weighted clips are added to balance out the tires’ weight) every 5000-7500 miles/every 2 years.

Tire penny testCheck the Tread with Mr. Lincoln’s Head!

Depending on how much you drive and what kind of road conditions you regularly encounter, a set of tires will typically last 3-4 years. If you know that your tires are reaching that age, we recommend that you start checking the depth of the treads. Simply take a penny and stick Mr. Lincoln’s head down into the treads. If his head is completely visible, it is time for a new set of tires.

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Come to Joe’s Auto Sales for Assistance!

We want to help you keep your tires healthy so they last a long time, so if you need any help with rotations and balancing, give the Joe’s Auto Sales service department a call at 317.243.2269. We are located at 3250 West Washington Street, 

6 Responses to “How to Make the Tires on Your Used Vehicle Last Longer”

  1. Tonya Mable says:

    To make your vehicle perfect to run on the road smoothly, tire is the most important part of a vehicle to do that job. An inflated tire with proper tire rotation may leads to provide smooth driving with out causing any jerk. So as a car owner it is the responsibility of your to monitor its tire pressure regularly if necessary fill adequate amount of air pressure in it to maintain its shape and preserve your car also by keep it running for a long period of time.

  2. Abby buttler says:

    Tire is one of expensive component of the vehicle. So, suitable steps should be taken to extend the lifespan of the tire. Properly inflated tire with better tread depth could last for longer periods. So, tire pressure and tread depth should be inspected properly at a regular interval and should be properly inflated. Tire rotation and wheel alignment is also important to prolong the lifespan of the tire.

  3. Samantha Smith says:

    Tires are only components of a vehicle which come in direct contact with the ground. So they wear out frequently. So suitable steps are to be taken to enhance the life span of the tires. The tire pressure should be checked at regular intervals with the help of a tire pressure gauge. The tread depth also should be measured regularly with the simple penny test. To make tires last longer the tires must be properly inflated. They must be rotated and balanced. Tire rotation should be performed every 3,000-5,000miles and they should be balanced every 5,000-7,500miles.

  4. Janet Chua says:

    Tires are important components in a vehicle. They come in direct contact with the road. So they wear out frequently. Tires of used vehicles must be inflated properly to make them long lasting. Air pressure of tires must be measured with the help of a tire pressure reader. Tread depth also should be measured by simple penny test. In addition to this, tires must be rotated and balanced. Tire rotation is important because it distributes the wears in tires evenly. For rotation and balancing of your used Mercedes tires you may visit:

  5. Emma Megan says:

    For optimum performance tires must have correct air pressure, tread depth, balance and wheels of the vehicles must be properly aligned. Checking of tires on a regular basis is important for our safety. Ideally tire inspections must be performed monthly. Air pressure of the tires must be checked regularly with a tire pressure gauge and tires must be properly inflated. In addition to this, tire rotation and balancing of tires must be performed. Moreover tread depth of the tires should be measured by the simple penny test. All these maintenance can make tires of used vehicles last longer.

  6. Thank you for sharing an informative article. I am really enjoying it.

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