The performance and efficiency of today’s most advanced luxury vehicles hinges on something that is often neglected: tire maintenance. Fortunately, maintaining a luxury vehicle’s tires is neither expensive nor time-consuming. Read below to learn more about how proper tire care affects your luxury vehicle.
Vehicle Handling, Stopping Distance & Fuel Economy
Many people don't realize how much the weather can impact their tire pressure. When the weather temperature fluctuates (from high to low during the day and night), the air in your tires can change by as much as 5-10 PSI. And, that alone will make it more difficult to handle your vehicle properly. In addition, this change in PSI may cause uneven wear as well as increase your vehicle's overall stopping distance.
In regards to fuel economy, low tire pressure leads to increased drag and fuel consumption. So, it's very important to ensure that you're checking the air pressure of your vehicle’s tires at least once per month. Compare the air pressure readings to your vehicle’s recommended air pressure, which is found inside of your vehicle’s owner’s manual. To get your vehicle’s tire inflation adjusted, head to a gas station or a tire shop.
The performance of your luxury vehicle, including acceleration, handling, and even ride quality is heavily affected by the quality of your vehicle’s tires. Over time, when a vehicle is exposed to the hazards of the road, its tires can become worn down, imbalanced, and misaligned. This is why it’s essential to get the tires checked every 6,000 miles to see if it is time for a tire balancing, tire rotation, or wheel alignment service. These services will restore the vehicle’s factory suspension and wheel settings for optimal handling and ride quality.
Your luxury vehicle’s susceptibility to a tire blowout depends on how well you take care of the tires. In addition to tire inflation, tire balancing, and wheel alignment, it’s a good idea to get your tires rotated every six months or 5,000 miles. This will encourage even tire wear, which decreases the chances that your vehicle’s tires will experience a blowout.
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