Make a tire check part of your regular car maintenance routine, because it can improve your safety and boost your car’s fuel economy.

These checks should be performed monthly, but it’s especially important to do one before embarking on long driving holiday trips.

A flat tire or other tire problem can be an inconvenience when you’re far from home, and the heat that can build up in tires over a long drive at high speeds can make these problems worse.

The Basics of Tire Inspections

To get the most out of your car’s tires, check their pressure monthly and visually inspect them for cuts, cracking, and bulges. Check the tread depth; it is recommended that you shop for replacement tires before the tires have become too worn down.

Step 1: Check Tire Pressure

Step 2: Check Tread Depth and Worn Spots

Step 3: Check Tire Sidewalls

Step 4: Check the Tire’s Age

Don’t Buy Used Tires