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Learn About Tires with Preston Superstore in Burton

Whether you're new to car ownership or you've been driving for years, it's always a good idea to brush up on your tire knowledge.

Tires are one of the most crucial parts of your vehicle, they help you maintain traction and control across the seasons in Chardon, Middlefield, and Chagrin Falls. Tires come in many different sizes and there are different tires for different driving seasons. You can have all-weather tires, summer tires, winter tires, tires for track use, and much more. The one thing you always need to be sure of is that your tires have enough tread for their intended purpose.

To check if your tires have enough tread you can administer the penny test. To do this test take a penny and turn it so that President Lincoln's head is facing downward. Place the penny inside the tread of the tire and see where it lines up. If you can see Lincoln's head above the tread your tires are bald and need to be replaced as soon as possible. If you want your tire tread professional measured, you can visit our service center near Mentor.

Another important thing to remember about tire maintenance is tire rotations. Tire rotations help to even the wear across all four tires. It's recommended that your tires are rotated every 5,000 miles to ensure you get the maximum mileage out of them. When you rotate your tires regularly you'll help to extend the life of your tires.

One tire maintenance tip you can perform throughout the year is air pressure monitoring. Most gas stations have air stations where you can pump your tires. Be sure to measure your tire pressure monthly to ensure you're always safe on the roads in Willoughby and Mayfield.