Maintaining Your Vehicle's Tires

Here at Jim White Honda we know that tires are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. They're the only part of your car that actually comes into contact with the roads of Maumee and the surrounding Toledo area. If they're too worn out, under-inflated or over-inflated, it can cause big problems for your ride. A tire blowout is no joke. It can send a car off the road or into an obstacle.

That's why it's important to maintain your tires properly. With regular tire maintenance, you can have peace of mind as you drive. Maumee road conditions like potholes take their toll on even carefully driven cars. Our service technicians at Jim White Honda Service Center are well-trained. They know just how to inspect, rotate and balance your tires. Every car owner should have these services done regularly. There's a schedule set by manufacturers, including Honda.

In cold climates, seasonal tires can also be important. In states like Ohio, studded tires that give drivers extra traction are permitted from November 1-April 15. Studded tires can be a huge help when there's snow or ice on the ground. Tire chains are also sometimes used when the road conditions are extremely poor. In Ohio, tire chains are only allowed immediately after hazardous weather events. Using studded or chained tires in good weather doesn't help your car and can actually cause additional wear to the road.

Regular tire maintenance can be useful in diagnosing other problems in a car. For example, wear patterns on tires can be signs of poor alignment in a car. Keeping tires aligned and well-rotated is also important. Tire inspections should be done regularly, both by drivers and professional technicians. Keep an eye on the level of tread in your tires and schedule routine maintenance.

Our auto service team in Maumee, OH is always happy to answer questions for our customers. Feel free to stop by or call our office to schedule your next maintenance appointment.