Top Five Tips for Keeping Your Toyota Tires in Great Condition

You're the kind of person who likes to do the right thing. So when it comes to your vehicle's tires, you want to make sure that they're in good shape. Whether you're planning to take a road trip outside Reno sometime soon, or you're just doing your due diligence, it's always a good idea to make sure that your Toyota's tires are in good working condition so they'll last for many trouble-free miles to come.

Though there may be many issues that can plague tires from dry rot to inadequate tread to low pressure and more, we're here to walk you through some of the most common ways to take care of your tires. Why? Because at Dolan Toyota, you're our top priority, and we want to make sure you're as safe and secure as possible on the roads of Reno!

With all the above having been said, if you're interested in learning more about our top five tips to keep your Toyota tires in great condition, read on!

Here's How to Care for Your Toyota Tires

 

  1. Check your tire pressure once a month: You know what they say about an ounce of prevention? Well in the case or tire maintenance & upkeep, an ounce of prevention truly is worth a pound of cure. One of the best ways to keep your Toyota tires in good shape is by checking their pressure once a month, or before you embark on a long road-trip outside Reno. Making sure your tire pressure is at the recommended PSI not only keeps you safe, it also helps improve gas mileage and vehicle handling! Plus, some new Toyota cars offer the ability for you to check tire pressure digitally in the driver information display or via a tire pressure monitoring system.
  2. Rotate your tires roughly every 5,000 miles: You make sure to get an oil change every 5,000 miles. Every time you do, it's a good idea to get your tires rotated, too. The experts at our service center know just how to do that, whether you have a front-wheel-drive car or an all-wheel-drive SUV. Why rotate your tires regularly? Doing so makes sure they wear evenly, preventing potential handling issues down the road.
  3. Don't drive on tires with less than 1.6 mm of tread: Make sure to check your tire tread regularly to ensure it's compliant with safety standards. It's illegal to drive with tires that have less than 1.6 mm of tread. It's also dangerous. In fact, many tire experts recommend not waiting that long before replacing tires. Why? Your tire tread helps your vehicle grip to the road, preventing hydroplaning, spinning out, and other loss of vehicle control. Your tires are the only point-of-contact between your car and the road. Don't push the limits or cut costs and risk the safety or the safety of your family.
  4. Inspect your tires often for any abnormal wear and tear: Not only should you check your tire pressure and tire depth regularly, but you should also check your tires for any abnormal damage. What should you look for? Bulges, punctures, cuts, dry rotting, cracking, slow leaks, or flat/low tires are things to watch out for when inspecting your tires.
  5. Get your wheels aligned regularly: Having your wheels aligned is akin to making sure you're not walking bow-legged or pigeon-toed. In other words, having your Toyota's wheels aligned ensures that your car is tracking straight and driving smoothly, improving handling, emergency maneuverability, and more.

 

Let Us Help You with Your Tire Maintenance Needs

Not sure how to check your tire pressure or know what your tire tread depth is? Looking to put new tires on? Our Toyota service technicians are bona-fide tire experts who know everything about maintaining and replacing your vehicle's tires. Contact us today to schedule tire maintenance or service or simply visit our Toyota tire center at our convenient 2100 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV location.

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