Every time you pull out of the garage or driveway, you rely on your tires to keep you safe. Those four pieces of rubber are literally where your vehicle meets the road, and if the tires are not in good shape, your safety, and the safety of other Fairfax area drivers, is put at risk.
Despite their importance to your driving safety, you probably do not spend much time thinking about your tires. You may check the tread depth every now and then, and you buy new tires when the ones you have will no longer pass inspection. Beyond that, though, you simply assume your tires will do the job.
If that is your attitude, you might want to change the way you think about tires. The way you care for your tires can impact everything from how much it costs to operate your vehicle to how safe you are behind the wheel. At Fairfax Auto Repair, we offer a full range of tire-related services, so you can rest easier and drive more safely.
Even the most basic set of tires is no small investment these days. When you need a new set of tires, you will probably spend several hundred dollars buying them and having them mounted and balanced.
With that much money on the line, you need to care for your new tires the right way, and that starts with a regular tire rotation schedule. When you buy your tires, you should also receive a recommended tire rotation schedule and pattern, and Fairfax Auto Repair will use that as their template.
How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?
You should have your tires rotated at every other oil change. This will help keep you on schedule, and it could extend the tread life of the tires. In the long run, those regular tire rotations could actually save you money by helping your current set of tires last longer.
When you trust Fairfax Auto Repair for your preventative maintenance needs, we will build this tire rotation into the service, so you do not have to think about it. We will rotate your tires, check the tread and let you know if we detect any problems.
Check Your Air Pressure
You should check the air pressure in your tires frequently, like every time you put fuel in your tank. A drop in tire pressure could indicate a slow leak, and driving on underinflated tires could put your safety at risk.
If you are constantly putting air in your tires, ask the staff at Fairfax Auto Repair to check your tires for leaks. If we find a leak, we may be able to repair it, saving the tire and saving you money in the process. You rely on your tires, and you can rely on Fairfax Auto Repair to keep them in great shape.