Look on the inner door jam of your driver’s side door to find your ideal tire pressure. Tire pressures can change with the weather, so it’s a good practice to check your tires at least once a month. Remember, both over and under inflating can cause blowouts.
Rotating your tires ensures that all your tires wear evenly. Because the weight of the car is not evenly balanced, your tires are going to wear at different rates. Regular rotation every 5,000-7,000 miles can help balance this out.
If you’re starting to notice your tire tread is disappearing, you’ve waited too long to check. The easiest way to check your tire tread is the penny test. Place a penny in one of the treads of your tires. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.
When you get a flat tire, the last thing you want to see is that your spare is also flat! Check the tire pressure in your spare when you’re checking your other tires.