You hear an awful lot about horsepower and torque, braking and acceleration. All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive — you can find a Honda to suit your needs in any configuration. One thing every Honda has in common — your Honda tires are the only thing that touch the ground.
That’s right. The only parts of your car that actually make contact with the road are your tires. No matter how powerful the engine is or how amazing the brakes are, your Honda tires are how you keep stable and stuck to the road.
Tires are expected to wear out over time. That’s how they’re rated and you can count on it happening. Most tires last anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 miles, give or take. And when the time comes to replace them, tires can be expensive. That’s why you want your Honda tires to last as long as possible. Here’s how you can do that.
Keep your Honda tires properly inflated
Under-inflated and over-inflated tires are subject to uneven force on the road. Just 5 PSI too much or too little air can wear your tires out 20 percent faster. At least monthly, check your tire pressures and adjust the according to the label on the driver’s door pillar.
Rotate your tires regularly
For even treadwear, your tires should be rotated every 5-8,000 miles. That means switching the front wheels for the rear so each tire experiences the same amount of wear. Not only will your tires last longer, but your vehicle will have more even traction in all weather conditions.
Get an annual wheel alignment
Your wheel alignment can be set off by something as simple as a pothole, hitting a curb, or a loose steering or suspension component. Improper wheel alignment causes your tires to “scrub”, wearing the tread very quickly. If your steering wheel is off-center or your Honda is pulling to the left or right, it’s a good sign that your car needs an alignment. Get a wheel alignment performed at least annually to prevent your tires from wearing out prematurely.
Condition your tires
Use a high-quality tire conditioner when you detail your vehicle. The conditioner restores the rubber’s moisture and prevents cracking and deterioration due to weather and UV rays. As an added bonus, it leaves your tires looking shiny and black!
If you need a wheel alignment or your Honda tires need to be replaced, stop in at Jay Wolfe Honda. You’ll find factory-trained technicians who are experts in all things Honda, including tires.