Tire Safety Checklist for a Safe Drive this April

Your tire safety, as well as brakes, are both imperative to the overall safety of your vehicle. Which is why this ‘Tire Safety Checklist for a Safe Drive this April’ will come in handy!

Ensuring you are driving with the right tires for your vehicle, especially if you commute daily or plan on going on a road trip, will not only protect those in your vehicle – but everyone else on the road too.

Before You Hit the Road – Perform a Quick Tire Safety Check

Tires are the most well-used component of your vehicle. Constant wear and tear can lead to your tires having very little tread. As well, your tires can…

  • Wear unevenly
  • Lose pressure due to a fluctuation in weather
  • Have a slow leaking caused by a puncture you may be unaware of

Ensuring your tires are in good working order will help with, not only safety, but also performance, fuel economy and unexpected repairs.

As such, the top 3 tire safety checks to check off your checklist include…

Tire Tread – which should be the first thing you check, as tire tread ensures your vehicle can grip the road. You should have a minimum tread depth of 2/32 of an inch tread – especially in the wet climate of the Lower Mainland. Under our soggy conditions, your tread can mean the difference between stopping safely, or skidding out of control.

Tire Pressure – is another simple yet important factor to check. Under or overinflated tires, as well as various pressure in different tires, can become a dangerous issue for handling. Having the proper tire pressure will not only keep you driving safely, it will also improve traction and avoid “pulling” issues, as well as improve fuel economy.

Balance & Alignment – is something that a professional tire company – such as GRiP TiRE & Auto Port Moody, will need to address. Your manufacturer will have recommendations for optimal care, but it should also be recognizable when your vehicle is showing signs if misalignment.

Keeping your tires properly balanced, aligned and regularly rotated will prevent uneven wear, help maintain the longevity of your tires, as well as improve fuel efficiency.

In our recent blog post – ‘The Benefits of a Local Full Tire Service You Can Trust’, we describe how…

“At GRiP TiRE & Auto, we offer both full-spectrum tire services at our auto repair shop, as well as a wide range of services for Automobile Repairs & Maintenance in Port Moody.”

Our Services Include…

If you are seeking tire maintenance, sales or a simple safety check, our Port Moody location would be more than happy to serve you this April!