We at Thomas Auto & Tire want our customers to be in the know. We want you to understand how and why your tires wear, with how to get the best gas mileage, and overall how to get the most out of your tires. With these tips you will be able to improve gas mileage, reduce tire wear, and understand why and when your car needs to be serviced.
Be sure to change the fluids on time.
Refer to your vehicles recommended maintenance schedule.
Rotate your tires every 10,000 kilometres or every 6 months.
Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort.
In order to accurately check tire pressure, wait until your tires are cold.
If you have been recently driving, wait for three hours before checking.
Always be sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Poorly aligned wheels will again lead to dragging of the car on the road.
Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it’s ready to go when you need it most.
Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months. This helps to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
Don’t top off gas when filling your vehicles gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or possibly seep out.
Be sure to tighten up that gas cap. The gas from your vehicle will evaporate from your gas tank if it has an opening to escape from.
Make sure you use the right motor oil. You can improve your car’s gas mileage by using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil.
And always check for potential problems before they happen.