Memorial Day is coming up in a few weeks, and you know what that means! Summer vacation is on the horizon, and the summer brings adventure with it. That journey will probably take the form of a cross-country road trip. Whether you’re planning to go to a music festival or follow your favorite band on tour, your vehicle is going to need some new tires.
Inspect the Tread
Before you can do anything else, look at the treads on your current tires. To the untrained eye, all tires will seem the same at first glance. Depending on how often and how fast you drive, the tread on the tire might be more worn out. Give each tire the penny test – if you measure the penny and find that the tread is down to about 2/32th of an inch, it’s a sign you’re overdue for some replacements.
Find the Right Tire
Now that you have determined you need replacements, the next step is to find the right tire. Do your research and save yourself time, money, and aggravation. You need to find the right size of tire. You’ll also need to figure out if the tires you’re getting are suitable for all seasons, or are only for summer driving as opposed to winter driving.
Buy New Tires
New tires will come with a vehicle when you buy a brand new ride from your local auto dealership. Even used cars will have their tires certified, and in most cases, you’ll get a spare. When you’re buying a new set of tires, think about the weather and road conditions you’ll most often face. Don’t hesitate to pick each tire depending on your tastes, especially if you like how it looks. That said, you need to be sure you know how to change and maintain the tire if you get a flat.
Maintain Your Tires
Keep your tire pressure in mind. Higher temperatures will affect the air in your tire differently than when it’s cold outside. You’ll also need tire rotations, wheel and suspension alignments, and tire re-balancing, so if you don’t know how to address these maintenance tasks yourself, ask the experts at Trick Trucks!
Get Your Vehicle Ready for Spring with Help from Trick Tricks
Does your ride need servicing or some new accessories? Trick Trucks is happy to service your vehicle and make sure your truck is in great shape all year long! With over forty years of experience servicing trucks, we have the expertise and equipment you need. Contact Trick Trucks online or by calling 1-866-60-TRICK. Follow us on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. We have several locations in Maryland (Kensington, Edgewater, Waldorf, Frederick, Lexington Park, and Lanham), two in Virginia (Winchester and Chantilly), and one each in West Virginia (Martinsburg), and Delaware (Millsboro)!