Nissan Tire Maintenance
The tires of your Nissan are responsible for keeping your vehicle running smoothly, making tire maintenance essential. The tires are the way the car puts power to the ground, and their grips are responsible for keeping your vehicle firmly on the road.
An experienced professional who works in Nissan tire maintenance will be able to help you pick the best tires for your particular vehicle as well as driving style and the weather conditions in your area. You are best off using Nissan-recommended tires, as they will be completely compatible with your vehicle. Once you have selected your tires, you aren't done, as you will also need to keep track of their condition so you know when to change them and how to properly maintain them.
How to Know When to Change Your Tires
Tires will never last as long as your car, as they experience a great deal of wear and tear on a daily basis. Instead of risking your safety or lowering the performance of your vehicle, take the time to change your tires when it is necessary. Each tire will have a different life expectancy, so it is a good idea to be on the lookout for any warning signs of them wearing down.
The absolute biggest indication that it is time to change your tires is when the tread depth begins to wear down. Luckily, you don't have to take your tires in for maintenance to see if they are worn down too far (below 1/16 inches or 1.6 millimeters). Instead, there is a simple penny test that you can do yourself. Take the side of the penny with Abraham Lincoln's head on it and put it into the tread of the tire facedown. If you can still see Lincoln's whole head, then your tread is worn down too much and you should take your Nissan in for maintenance.
You also want to pay attention to how your car is driving, as this can be another indication of when you need to change the tires. You will always experience some degree of vibration while driving, and most drivers are able to recognize what is normal for their vehicle. If you feel too much vibration, then there may be a problem with your tires. Of course, you will need to have an expert check, as this could also indicate a misalignment or a problem with the shock absorbers. Also have your tires changed if you notice any physical changes to them, such as blisters or bulges.
Benefits of Having New Tires
Not only do you notice an increase in safety and the ability of the tread to grip the road when you change your tires, but there are plenty of other benefits as well. Your car doesn't have to work as hard when driving on new tires, and this translates to both an improvement in performance and gas mileage. That means that even though you have to spend money on the new tires, you will save money in the long run, as you will save money on gas until the new tires begin to wear out.
To get more information or to schedule maintenance with a professional experienced in handling your make and model, talk to the team at Chris Myers Nissan in Daphne, Alabama.
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