To properly care for your vehicle, you can't ignore what it's riding on. Tire maintenance is essential to ensuring that you always experience the best ride and that you are being as safe as possible.
First of all, choose the tires that are appropriate for your vehicle. Your vehicle was designed by the manufacturer to ride on a particular tire. Consult your owner's manual for that information.
You must include a tire inspection in your regular maintenance routine. Although it takes a while for your tread to wear out, tire damage can happen anytime. So there's no such thing as too often, but a good interval is every two weeks.
For each tire, do the following… Visually examine the tire, checking for objects that have penetrated it. Look for any bulges in the sidewall. Check the tire pressure. If you detect any damage, seek a professional to see if the tire needs to be replaced. If the tire pressure is down, fill it up. Consult your owner's manual for the proper tire pressure levels.
If you want to get the most life out of your tires, you must rotate them regularly. Your tires do not wear uniformly; front tires wear quicker than the rear. Rotating ensures uniform wear. A lot of people choose to do it at the same time as the oil change. That means it happens about every 6,000 miles.
Healthy, properly inflated tires translate into a smooth ride. Regular inspections mean you are less likely to experience a flat tire, an inconvenient and potentially dangerous situation.