How To Get The Most Out Of Your Trucks Tires

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Car ownership, while extremely liberating can also be very expensive. Routine maintenance, filling up with gas, and replacing worn out parts can quickly eat into one’s budget. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that transportation costs equal roughly 12.9% of the typical household’s income. So, how can you stretch your money when it comes to your truck? Here are a few tips to help get the most life out of your truck’s tires so you can avoid common mistakes.

1. KEEP YOUR TIRES AIRED UP

When it comes to how long your tires last, tire pressure plays a big part. Your truck’s tires must be properly inflated in order to perform to their full potential. Over or under-inflation can wear tires prematurely and have a detrimental effect on your truck’s fuel efficiency and economy. Check your tire pressure regularly. Keep them inflated to the manufacturer’s specifications, which can be found on a label inside the driver’s side door frame or in your truck’s owners manual.

2. ALIGNMENT IS IMPORTANT

If your car’s wheels are out of alignment, your tires will wear unevenly, which can lead to early replacement. Also, a car out of alignment could signal other mechanical problems that may affect tire performance. For the best results, choose a shop that uses accurate computer-assisted machines, and ask for a printout of the adjustment angles to keep with your service records.

3. ROTATE AND BALANCE YOUR TIRES

Your car’s wheels have different forces exerted on them depending on their position on the car, which can lead to uneven tread wear. So rotating your tires regularly (as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, or every 5,000 miles) promotes even tread wear and helps the tire perform as designed.

Tires and wheels that are out of balance don’t just cause annoying vibration. Uneven tread wear may also result, further reducing your ride comfort and leading to earlier replacement. A shop with an electronic spin balancer can help smooth things out.

4. ROLL WITH LESS RESISTANCE

The amount of energy needed to maintain movement at a straight and steady pace is its rolling resistance. It impacts your car’s fuel efficiency, and saving on gas is a good way to keep money in your pocket. Choosing tires like the Bridgestone Ecopia line of low-rolling-resistance tires can reduce your gas costs up to $450 over the life of the tires*; and that’s not pocket change.

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*Based on 36% improvement in rolling resistance comparing the Ecopia EP422 (Size: P195/55R16) to the Bridgestone Turanza EL400 (Size: P195/55R16). Actual savings may vary based on proper tire maintenance, vehicle, 65,000 mile tire life, driving style and road conditions.

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