Extending the Life of Your Tires

Tune Tech in Spokane, Washington can certainly change and rotate your tires when it’s time. If we see worn treads or if the wires are showing, you’re in danger of having a blowout. We won’t hesitate to replace tires that are in that kind of shape.

However, we also care about helping our Spokane customers extend the life of their tires so that they don’t have to replace them before their time, costing hundreds or even a couple of thousand dollars, depending on what type of tires the driver chooses. Customer service comes first with Tune Tech, and that means arming our customers with the knowledge they need to make the best possible decisions about their cars.

In normal circumstances, you can expect a good set of tires to last 50,000 miles. If you’re lucky, they could last even longer, but occasionally a set of duds will wear out as soon as 20,000. As you can see, there are no hard and fast guidelines here, but there are some things you can do to make whatever life your tires have last even longer.

  • Don’t drive like an Indy car driver.

The type of driving you do can wear out your tires earlier rather than later. Squealing tires and hard braking can wear down the treads when you do these things often. You could take 10,000 miles or more off the life of your tires by driving aggressively. Take it easy on your tires. You’ll be benefitting the motor and brakes as well!

  • Choose the right tires for your car.

Performance tires with thick treads may look great on certain vehicles, but they will typically wear out sooner than everyday tires. Also, you’ll need to consider if your car is all-wheel-drive or front-wheel-drive because this determines which tires will be doing the pulling. You can buy different tires depending on their function.

  • Make sure to keep the right amount of air in them.

Underinflated or overinflated tires can wear down more quickly than they should. The air pressure recommendations for your tires are there for a reason. Namely, they help determine exactly how much of the tire should be touching the road. Too much or too little can affect the tires’ overall effectiveness.

  • Find a good value brand.

You don’t necessarily have to choose the most expensive in your option range, but you should look for tires that have good wet traction, low noise levels, ride comfort and a high tread wear rating. Cheap tires may seem like a good deal initially, but they won’t in a year or so when you need to replace them again.

At Tune Tech, we want to be your first choice for tire rotationsreplacements and tire installations in Spokane and the surrounding areas. We can have you in and out in no time, and we always offer competitive rates on products and services. We’ll do everything in our power to make your tire-buying experience a pleasant and effective one.

But for the time being, take care of the tires you have to make them last as long as possible!

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