Taking proper care of your tires is just as important as refilling your gas tank. Our team at BMW of El Cajon cannot stress the importance of tire maintenance enough, especially because tires often wear without us noticing. Our dealership serving the San Diego area believes so firmly in routine tire maintenance that we designed a specialized tire center as part of our services department, where our technicians are trained to give your tires the quality care they need. If you recently purchased a new or pre-owned vehicle and want to know more about caring for your tires, check out our tips and tricks below.
Tire Damage Warning Signs
Those bumpy grooves running up and down your tires are there for a reason. The treads of your tires grip the surface of the road when the engine administers force, so your vehicle can either propel forward or break. After a while, those tread grooves begin to wear away, making it harder for your vehicle to grip the road and drive over water. On top of tread wear, the air inside your tires also deflates after a period of time and your tires can even become misaligned. It’s important that you routinely monitor your tire pressure and check for any other defects before servicing your vehicle.
Examples of Tires
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What Type of Tire Should I Buy?
How to Care for New Tires
- Check tire pressure
- Inspect for damage
- Schedule routine rotations and alignments
- Replace all four instead of one
- Keep a spare handy
Different types of vehicles require different types of tires. New BMW vehicles like the lightweight 2019 BMW 5-Series may require tires with a higher speed rating, while a heftier SUV like the 2019 BMW X1 may need sturdier tires to support its weight. Be picky when you’re shopping for tires – choose a brand that will best complement your driving style and the weather conditions in your area. You should make a plan to replace your tires every six years or so, and when you do, it’s best to replace all four at once, rather than being forced to buy pairs.
The type of tire you buy can make or break your driving experience. If your tires need to be rotated, aligned, or professionally inspected, schedule a service appointment with our factory-trained staff at BMW of El Cajon. We’re ready to assist you with any of your vehicle maintenance needs.