What You Need To Know About Tire Maintenance

What You Need To Know About Tire Maintenance

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There is a myriad of parts that make up your Volvo and one of those parts is your tires. Every time you go anywhere in your Volvo your driving on the same set of four tires. Through the city, on bumpy roads, on dirt roads, and through inclement weather. The tires your Volvo drives on every day are essential to keeping you safe and increasing your fuel efficiency. The comprehensive driver assistance package that comes with your Volvo can't work as efficiently if you don't take care of your tires properly. This is why we've compiled a list of the different tire maintenance you need to stay on top of.

Tire Pressure

Tire pressure directly affects tire durability along with the safety and fuel consumption of your Volvo. Due to how tire pressure affects all of these areas, it is vital you check your tires at least once a month and after you hit a curb, drive over a pothole, or when the temperature drastically changes. Cold temperatures can cause your tires to lose air while heat can cause air to expand, which in turn causes your tires to become overinflated. When you check your tire, look to your door jam to find the tire information label that states the proper pounds per square inch, also known as PSI. PSI is the unit of measurement your tire pressure is read in.

Tire Tread

The tread on your tires directly relates to how well your tires can grip the road. If your tires are bald or have extremely low tread, you'll your Volvo has little to no traction. If your tires can't grip the road, your Volvo is going to have an incredibly hard time braking and staying on the road. You can easily check your tire tread by grabbing a penny and sticking Abe's head facedown and assessing where his head is. If you can see his entire head, it is time to come on down to Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia and have your tires replaced immediately. If part of his head is just barely covered, you need to start thinking of getting those tires swapped out soon.

Balance & Alignment

When you get new tires, you need to have them balanced. Balancing tires makes sure your wheels rotate as they should and ensures your Volvo doesn't shake or vibrate. Tires can become unbalanced, so if you noticed your Volvo vibrating or shaking, give us a call! While balancing can cause your Volvo to shake, an ill alignment can cause your Volvo to veer to either side instead of driving straight.

Service By Volvo at Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia

Our service here at Volvo Cars Mall of Georgia is center around you. We promise to provide the best possible service for your Volvo, all while providing you with efficient, professional, and personable customer service. The trained service technicians at our service center are capable of completing any tire maintenance you need done, while you wait in our comfortable waiting area or elsewhere thanks to our transportation services. Setting up an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call at 888-431-1241 or schedule one online.

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