Winter can be tough on your car, especially your tires. As the snow and ice start to melt and the weather warms up, it's important to get your tires checked before spring. Here are a few reasons why:
Potholes: Winter weather can cause potholes to form on the road. These can be hard to avoid, and hitting them can damage your tires. Even if you don't notice any visible damage, hitting a pothole can throw your tires out of alignment, causing uneven wear and reducing the lifespan of your tires.
Pressure changes: As temperatures fluctuate, so can your tire pressure. Cold weather can cause your tires to lose pressure, while warm weather can cause them to overinflate. Both can be dangerous, as underinflated or overinflated tires can affect handling, braking, and fuel efficiency.
Tread wear: Winter driving can cause your tires' tread to wear down more quickly than normal. This can be dangerous, as worn-out tires are more likely to lose traction on wet roads, increasing the risk of hydroplaning and accidents.
Summer driving: Finally, as you start to drive more in the spring and summer, your tires will be subjected to different conditions. You may be driving faster or on different types of roads, which can affect wear and tear. Getting your tires checked before the season starts can help ensure they're up to the task.
To avoid these and other issues, it's important to have your tires checked by a professional before spring. At H-Tek Auto Care, we can inspect your tires for damage, check the tread depth and pressure, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. Let us keep your tires in good condition so that they can keep you safe on the road all season long.