Your tires are the unsung heroes of your vehicle or RV— they fearlessly take you wherever you want to go, yet rarely get the attention and credit they deserve. So before you head out on the open road this summer, make sure you check your tires.
Here are a few tips to look for when checking your tires:
How's the air pressure? Seems like an obvious one, but it's not always easy to tell that your tires have the proper air pressure just by looking at them. Like many things, we are moving from analog to digital and tire pressure gauges are no different. Digital gauges prove to be the most accurate tested. Your vehicle may also come equipped with tire pressure sensors. An example of one of the top reviewed digital gauges can be found here.
Have you checked your tread lately? The best way to check the tread on your tires is to feel them with your hands. If you detect feathering on the tread, then it's time to replace them. Be sure to check all the tires on the vehicle as it's likely that more than one tire has been affected.
If you find that your tires need to be replaced, know that the brand makes a difference. Different manufacturers specialize in different types of tires. If you prefer to feel the road in your sporty Chevy sedan, then a low profile tire or run flats might be best. If you want a smooth and quiet ride, Michelin RV tires or Goodyear RV tires in an all-season, LT-rated tire.
By taking a few minutes to complete these simple checks on your tires, you'll be able to enjoy a worry-free trip in the beautiful Northwest.
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