Q How often should I check my tyre pressure?
You should check your tyre pressure once a month at least and before going on any lengthy trips. A good idea is to make it a habit to check your tyres every time you fill up your gas tank. Ideally, tyre pressure should be measured when tyres are cold (when you have driven less than a 1.5km) as the inflation pressure increases by several pounds when your tyres are hot. Remember to check the pressure of your spare tyre as well.Close
Q What is the correct air pressure for my tyres?
There is no universal "right" pressure for all tyres. The proper inflation level depends on your vehicle and could even differ for your front and back tyres. To find the correct pressure for your tyres, check the tyre information placard that’s mounted inside the frame of the driver’s door, in the glove box or inside the fuel door. You can also get that information in your vehicle owner’s manual or from your tyre service professional. Be sure to use a reliable tyre pressure gauge and not just sight, as a tyre can lose half its pressure without looking flat.Close
Q How often should I check my wheel alignment?
Wheel alignment and balancing are important for safety and maximum tread wear from your tyres. Inspect your tyres at least once a month for signs of uneven wear. Uneven wear patterns may be caused by improper inflation pressure, misalignment, improper balance or suspension neglect. If not corrected, further tyre damage will occur and may result in loss of vehicle control and serious personal injury. If any of these conditions exist, the cause may often be corrected at your tyre retailer or other service facility.Close
Q What should I look for when inspecting my tyres?
Check for uneven tread wear, shallow tread (less than 1.6mm tread depth at any part of the tread face), foreign objects wedged into the tread and damage to the tread or sidewall such as cracks, holes or bulges. You should also check that all the valve caps are still on all your tyres. Driving on a damaged tyre can be dangerous, so if you see something you’re not sure about during your inspection ask your tyre service professional to check it. Any time you see damage to a tyre, don’t drive on it—use a spare if you need to go somewhere.Close