Proper Tyre Care



Pressure


Maintaining proper inflation pressure is crucial for getting the most out of your tyres, both in long mileage and a comfortable ride. Stop by Nolan Motors Balbriggan for a complimentary air pressure check and adjustment. Come as often as you like, no appointment necessary!


Air pressure is measured in pounds per square inch (PSI)


The PSI specifications for your vehicle can be found on the door frame of the driver side door.


Adjust the air pressure when the tyres are "cold", which means check it early in the morning or after the vehicle has been sitting for at least 3 hours.


If you need to adjust for a "warm" tyre, simply add 2-4 PSI to the vehicle manufacturer's recommended cold inflation pressure, and check the cold inflation pressure at your earliest convenience.


Even a perfectly healthy tyre loses 1-2 PSI per month, so it's important to check your pressures often


Get your tire repaired at the first sign of a leak or nail hole puncture.


Running your tyres under inflated also means that you are overloading them, which can do permanent damage.



Alignment


A bad jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your front end out of alignment and damage your tires if not corrected promptly. Have your alignment checked at least 1-2 times per year, or at the first sign of the vehicle not tracking straight when driving on a straight stretch of road (a.k.a. "pulling").

We are always happy to perform a free alignment check anytime you feel it necessary.



Rotation

Regularly rotating your tyres will help you achieve more uniform wear. Unless your vehicle's owner’s manual has a specific recommendation, the guideline for tire rotation is approximately every 5,000-7,000 miles, or roughly every other oil change.


Frequent tyre rotations and tyre inspections can help to identify an alignment or steering problem before too much damage occurs to the tyre.



Tread


Checking your tread depth is one of the easiest ways to see if you need new tyres. A tread depth gauge is an inexpensive and effective tool for measuring the amount of tread left on your tyres. Hydroplaning can occur, even at low speeds, if the tread is not deep enough to channel the water from under your tyres. Stop by Nolan Motors and we'll be glad to take these measurements for you!

Tread depth measurement is taken by a number out of 32nds of an inch, and should be taken from the tread grooves at three different areas of the tread (inner, center, and outside).




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