Whether you drive a new Ford Explorer, an old Ford pickup, or something between the two, your tires will wear as time passes and you accumulate miles on the odometer. It’s not just the tires on Ford models that wear down over time. The tires on every automobile will eventually give out and need to be replaced.

While tire wear is inevitable, it doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to make your tires last as long as possible. One of the most basic things you can do to extend the life of your tires is monitor their air pressure. When tires don’t have the right air pressure, it can accelerate the rate of wear and tear they experience and increase your risk of having a blowout.

In general, tires lose around a pound of pressure per square inch every month. Colder weather lowers air pressure while warmer temperatures increase it. With both time and weather impacting the air pressure in your tires, you should make it a point to check your air pressure at least once per month.

Having your tires rotated regularly is another thing you can do to keep your tires in good shape. The general rule of thumb is to have your tires rotated every 5,000 – 8,000 miles or every other time you get your oil changed. If your tires are due for a rotation, bring your vehicle into our San Diego, CA Ford service center today.

Resisting the urge to drive aggressively can also help your tires last. Avoid abrupt starts and stops and accelerate and slow down in a controlled, calm manner.

For more tips about prolonging the life of your tires, contact Kearny Mesa Ford. If your tires need attention, they’re due for an inspection, or you need new ones, visit our Ford dealership.