Volkswagen Tire Care Basics

What does it mean when your tires have bubbles? What do bald tires look like? Get the answers to these questions in more by watching our video!

Your car's tires may be tough and durable, but that doesn't mean they don't need a little TLC once in a while. In fact, keeping up with routine tire service is the best way to ensure your tires are in top shape for the road ahead. Otherwise, you risk problems with your tires like uneven wear or premature replacement, which can be costly and stressful!

How Do I Know My Tires Are Bad?

Tires present some obvious symptoms when they need to be replaced, the most common being loss of tread. Take a look at your vehicle's tires-do they look smooth or bald? If you can't tell, you can always conduct a quick test with a penny! Just stick the coin with Abe's head pointing down into the tire's tread. If you can see the top of his head, it's probably time for you to get new Volkswagen tires.

Some other signs that your tires are in need of replacement are as follows:

  • Low air pressure or leaking
  • Bulges or bubbles on the sidewalls
  • Cuts or cracks in the sidewalls

Keep in mind that driving on tires that are worn down or damaged can potentially be dangerous. Tires with low tread lose their stopping power, while cuts and bulges mean your tire may be close to blowing out.

How Can I Make My Tires Last Longer?

Tires generally last for about five years, depending on factors like tire quality and driving conditions, although many Orlando drivers find themselves having to replace their tires even sooner due to improper tire maintenance. However, there are plenty of actions you can take to preserve the health of your tires, including:

  • Checking your tire pressure monthly
  • Receiving routine tire rotations and balances to promote even wear
  • Scheduling wheel alignment checks
  • Staying off rough or damaged roadways

These simple maintenance habits will ensure that you get the most life out of your new tires in Orlando, and will save you time and money down the road. Plus, we offer a variety of service coupons that make receiving tire care in Orlando affordable!

When Should I Receive Tire Service at Orlando Volkswagen South?

Service Tech Removing TireIt's generally recommended that you receive a tire rotation and balance every 6,000-8,000 miles---think every other oil change---however it's always a good idea to consult your Owner's Manual first for the manufacturer's recommended service intervals. When it's time to schedule an appointment with us, you can do so online at your earliest convenience.

It's also important to get your wheel alignment checked once or twice a year, especially if you drive on rough or pothole-heavy roads. If at any time you are experiencing abnormal vibrations, vehicle pulling, an off-center steering wheel or any other problems, be sure to bring your vehicle to our tire shop in Orlando right away! Misaligned wheels and other tire issues can cause damage to your vehicle's suspension and lead to rapid tire wear.


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