In preparation for the cold winter months, many drivers begin to think about winter weather driving and the dangers that it can bring. Even if you have had your car for a long time and feel very comfortable behind the wheel, sometimes the unpredictable conditions on winter roads can catch you off guard. Tire Discounters wants you to feel ready for the change of season by providing you with the top ten list of things you can do to prepare for winter driving.
Your suspension requires regular maintenance, and all vehicles are designed with multiple alignment/adjustment points to enable those adjustments. Car manufacturers design suspensions with the expectation that they will be inspected and adjusted frequently to maintain stability and minimize tire wear.
Shocks and struts are vital components of your vehicles suspension system. The sole purpose of shocks and struts is to maintain tire to road contact. After all, keeping your tires on the road is important to your safety.
Tread pattern baldness is real. Your tires are a lot like a book. They are always trying to communicate with you and tell you a story about what is going on. Check out your tires tread wear and see if you can figure out what they are telling you.
A key factor in determining the health of your tires is tread depth. Tread depth is the vertical measurement between the top of the tread rubber to the bottom of the tire’s deepest grooves. It is measured in 32nds of an inch. more “Tread Depth and How You Check It”