Tire Care Tips for your Mitsubishi
We want your tires to last you as long as possible. After all, buying new tires is expensive, and if you take care of your tires, it will be an expense you don’t have very often. If you are not sure how to properly care for your tires, we have some tips to care for your tires.
Check Your Levels
Each Mitsubishi automobile has a standard level of pressure for each tire. Your owners manual can also give you the correct pressure your tires should be at, or you can look on the inside of your driver’s side door. Some Mitsubishi cars have a sensor that will automatically let you know if your tire pressure is low. If your tires are low, be sure and put air in as soon as possible.
Get Them Checked
When you come in for an oil change, have your tires checked. You also need to have your tires rotated about every 10,000 miles. This extends the life of your tires. Also, your service technician may tell you that you have an uneven tread pattern because of an alignment problem. Your car may need to be realigned.
Use a Lincoln (Penny)
To check and see whether or not you need new tires, use a penny. Measure your tire tread by inserting a penny with Lincoln’s head down towards the tire. If Lincoln’s head is still covered or partially covered by the tire tread, you’re in good shape. If you can see Lincoln’s head, you need to replace your tires. The Lincoln’s head challenge is a good rule to use if you’re not interested in trying to measure 1/32 of a tread to see if you need tires.
When you’re ready to buy your next Mitsubishi, or you need to get your Mitsubishi services, we hope you’ll think of us. Come on down and see us at 2900 First Street in Bradenton, Florida. You can also give us a call at 941.229.3544.