Driving on slick roads requires tires that are in optimal condition. This is why taking your Volkswagen in for fall and winter tire maintenance is so vital. If the tires are not in the best shape possible, they could cause your car to collide with another car. Such a collision may lead to expensive repair work, and it might even result in serious injuries for you or someone else. In fact, waiting until your tires have sustained noticeable damage could increase the risk of problems by up to 25 percent. To prevent unpleasant circumstances from happening, you may need to schedule an appointment with a mechanic. When you take your vehicle to a local, dependable repair shop in Abbotsford – such as Collins Automotive – you can be confident that your car’s tires will get the attention they need.
Tread and Pressure
Checking both the tire tread and the air pressure are important aspects of tire maintenance. The tread should not be worn – if it is, you could experience a variety of issues. Proper tread enables the tires to grip the surface of the road as they are intended to do. If the tread on the tires has been worn unevenly, the wheel alignment may need to be adjusted. If the tires are very old or have been excessively worn, a technician might recommend that they be replaced now. Additionally, you may wish to have winter tires installed on your vehicle when you take it in for a tire inspection.
As a general rule, you should check the air pressure in your vehicle’s tires more often in the cold weather months than when the weather is warm or hot. Tire pressure typically drops when the temperature outside is low. When you take your car in for a maintenance check, the mechanic can fill the tires for you if their pressure is low.
A Few Notes on Tire Repair
If your car had a flat tire recently and it was repaired by someone who is not an expert, you might expect trouble on the road this winter. A tire that has not been repaired correctly is a danger to you (as well as anyone else who is near you on the road). If the tire was not demounted when the repair work was performed, then it will need to be inspected. Even if the tire is demounted before it is repaired, its interior will need to be examined, as well. You may also want to check your owner’s manual – sometimes, manufacturers suggest that you do not drive with a repaired tire.
If you want to feel safe and confident as you drive this winter, you should probably schedule a tire maintenance visit now. A mechanic can give your tires a thorough inspection for problems or potential issues. Feel free to fill out our online form for a free quote, and a Collins mechanic will be happy to assist you with your tire maintenance and repair needs.
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