Everyone knows that tires play an important role in your vehicle’s road-handling performance. But people forget that proper tire maintenance, along with monitoring tire pressure, tread depth and performing regular tire rotations, are all safety issues.
Consider these Car Care Council statistics:
- Only 14% of drivers properly check their tire pressure
- Nearly 70% don’t know how to tell if their tires are bald
- 45% wrongly believe that if taking a trip with a fully loaded vehicle that they’re better off with tires that are slightly underinflated
To keep you from landing on the wrong side of these statistics, Midas technicians are committed to proper tire maintenance.
Remember, tire pressure should be checked at least once a month. Monitoring tread depth will help ensure you’re receiving the proper level of traction and road-hugging performance as well as the ability to funnel water out from under the tire to reduce hydroplaning.
Rotating your tires can even out wear rates based on the amount of weight that each tire carries on a vehicle.
That’s why the Midas Touch™ Maintenance Service comes with a tire rotation and inspection, which includes tread depth, wear patterns, inflation and their overall condition.