Winter Tire Care Tips for Chevy Owners
Winters in Ohio can be brutal. From the nail-biting temperatures to the slick road surfaces due to ice and snow, you’ll find yourself thankful to be driving a dependable vehicle from Chevy. However, since winter weather can cause much stress to your Chevy’s tires, it’s imperative you have proper tire care, as this can help ensure your vehicle is ready to thrive in the challenging conditions.
Check Tire Pressure Weekly
AccuWeather reports that when temperatures become colder it can affect the pressure in your vehicle’s tires. According to Goodyear, for every 10 degrees of temperature change, your Chevy’s tires can lose up to two pounds of pressure. Since Ohio’s weather fluctuates weekly, it’s imperative to check the vehicle’s tires weekly. Luckily, this is easy for you to do.
Many of Chevy’s vehicles come equipped with a built-in tire pressure monitor, which you can access on your driver information display. Once you access this information, you can consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine proper PSI levels. Not only can checking the PSI levels help you keep your vehicle’s tires properly inflated, it can help you identify problems as well.
For instance, if you notice one tire running low on air regularly, it can signal there might be a small leak in that tire. If you notice this occurring, you can bring your vehicle into us. Our service department will be happy to inspect the tires for you and make the proper repairs to keep them running well.
Inspect Tread Depth
Along with proper PSI levels, it’s important that your vehicle’s tires have proper tread depth. Having good tread depth can help the tire gain good traction on snowy road surfaces. To inspect tread depth, you can take a penny and insert it into the tire’s tread upside down. If you notice all of Abraham Lincoln’s head is uncovered, then your tire’s tread is too low and it’s time to replace the tire.
When you need tires in Cincinnati, be sure to visit us. We have an excellent selection of tires including all-weather, which are perfect for the winter weather. Best of all, our technicians have a wealth of experience so you can feel confident in knowing that you are receiving quality tires and expert service to match!
Do Tire Rotations Regularly
One of the best ways to ensure your vehicle’s tires run longer is to have regular service done on your Chevy as outlined in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. By doing services such as tire rotations regularly, it will help sustain and may even extend the life of your vehicle’s tires, as regular tire rotations can spread out wear thus lengthening the life of the tires.
In addition, it can also help our technicians identify small problems before they become larger. If we notice a trend such as lower PSI levels in certain tires, it will help us determine whether a problem exist and if so, we can recommend proper steps to rectify it.