One of the most rewarding things about being Lexus dealers near St. Augustine, FL is having drivers ask us for advice about various things. Tires are one topic a lot of motorists ask us about often. While it’s impossible to protect tires from normal wear, there are some basic things you can do to help your tires last for as long as possible.

The simplest thing you can do to preserve your tires is keep an eye on their level of inflation. Even if you don’t realize it, the air pressure in your tires changes due to factors like the passage of time and the temperature outside. Because your tires’ air pressure doesn’t remain static, it’s necessary for you to check your air pressure regularly. If you can’t remember to check your air pressure every month, get in the habit of checking it whenever you fill up your gas tank.

Whether you drive a new Lexus model or one of our pre-owned Lexus vehicles, you can extend the life of your tires by having your tires rotated and balanced often. In general, it’s advisable to get your tires rotated every 5,000 – 8,000 miles. If you don’t track your mileage, have your tires rotated every other time you get your oil changed. You can “kill” two birds with one stone by having your wheels balanced at the same time you get your tires rotated. Rotating your tires and balancing your wheels will help your tires wear evenly and prolong their useful life as a result.

Even if your car isn’t pulling to one side, you should still have your alignment checked every six months. Even a slight misalignment can accelerate wear on your tires.

Whenever your tires need service or you need new ones, make an appointment to bring your car into our Jacksonville, FL Lexus service center. For more advice about tire care, contact Lexus of Jacksonville.