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Vehicle Tire Health

How long has it been since you last physically and visually inspected your vehicle’s tires? Did you know that one of the most neglected parts of a vehicle is the tires? Unfortunately, many drivers are unaware of the importance of good tire condition when it comes to their safety while on the roads.

Tire Pressure:

Having the correct tire pressure will result in a more comfortable driving experience, while also helping to increase your fuel economy. Driving with incorrect tire pressure can lead to unnecessary wear and tear. The recommended tire pressure will be located on the outer wall of the tire. During a service, your local Express Lube mechanic will inspect your tires and ensure they are at the required tire pressure and in good condition.

Tire Tread:

The level of tread that is on your tires is important to your safety. Having limited tread or bald tires is extremely dangerous when it comes to driving. Tire tread is vital to vehicle traction and stopping distance ability in the rain.

Wear and Tear:

An improper wheel alignment and incorrect tire pressure will result in your tires wearing down quicker than they would normally. Having your wheels correctly aligned with proper tire pressure is a cost-effective way to increase your tire’s life while increasing fuel economy. For tire replacement, your local Express Lube will be able to assist you.

Driving Stability:

Your vehicle’s tires are the only thing between you and the road. Tires perform many functions such as changing the vehicle’s direction of travel, making turns, stopping, breaking, accelerating and much more. Your vehicle will react differently if your tires are over or under-inflated, and just not in overall good shape. It is recommended that on a regular basis, you perform a visual inspection of your tires to ensure they are in good condition and fit for use. For your peace of mind, drop by your local Express Lube outlet to have an inspection of your tires.


A vehicle will react and drive differently in wet conditions. Your ability to stop, turn, and control your vehicle is reduced in the rain. Having tires that are in good condition, correct tire air pressure and a good amount of tread left on them will be a huge benefit to your ability to control your vehicle. Your vehicle’s stopping distance in the rain is greatly reduced which is why having tires that are in good condition is important to your safety and the safety of other road users.


As overlooked as they may seem, your vehicle’s tires play a huge role in your ability to drive and your safety. It is highly recommended that a visual and physical inspection of your tires is performed on a monthly basis. This will allow you to spot any potential issues early before they become a real safety hazard to you and other road users. If you are worried about your vehicle’s tires, drop down to your local Express Lube for a full safety check to put your mind at ease.

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