Buying new tires can be expensive. With these tips, you’ll be able to help your Toyota tires last longer, which will not only saves you money in the long run but also improve your safety on the road here in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The main cause of high tire wear is aggressive driving. Quick acceleration from a stop, hard braking, and sharp steering maneuvers all put a lot of energy into the tires, pressing them into the road and generating friction. Smooth inputs will ensure the tires on your Toyota RAV4 or 4Runner last longer.
Get your tires rotated
Tires often wear down at different rates depending on where they’re attached to the vehicle. Typically, front tires wear faster because they are responsible for both moving and steering on a FWD model. Getting the tires rotated — from front to back or diagonally — helps to even out the wear over time. That way, you don’t have to purchase new front tires while the rear set still has plenty of tread.
Check pressures regularly
Both underinflated and overinflated tires experience greater wear. Underinflated tires experience higher friction while overinflated tires are prone to wearing unevenly. Check your tire pressures routinely on your Toyota Corolla or Camry (especially at the turn of the seasons) to minimize this effect.
When it comes time that your car needs a new set of tires or a quick rotation, schedule a service appointment at Lustine Toyota.