Tire Maintenance: How Can I Extend Optimal Driving Performance and Comfort?
- Check your tire pressure every 3,000 mi./4,500 km to keep your vehicle driving smoothly and evenly, and therefore use gas more efficiently.
NOTE: Tires should be inflated when cool to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard or in your vehicle's owner's manual, NOT the maximum limit stamped on a tire sidewall.1
- Rotate your tires every 6,000—8,000 mi./10,000—13,000 km to help equalize treadwear.
- Get your wheel alignment checked as specified in your vehicle's owner's manual, or as soon as you feel the wheel "pull."
- Visually check your tires for irregularities in treadwear as these could indicate problems with alignment or inflation.
- For more information, visit our Personal Tire Care section.
1 "Be Tire Smart," Rubber Manufacturer's Association
Tire Pressure: Why is it Important?
- Improper air pressure in tires can lead to a multitude of problems – from uneven and accelerated tire wear, to structural damage, tire failure, and even poor gas mileage. Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage and save you money at the pump. Check your tire pressure at least monthly and before long trips.
- Goodyear recommends checking tire inflation monthly, or before a long trip. Tires should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard, or in the vehicle's owner's manual.
- Proper vehicle and tire maintenance is a good investment because it translates into optimum driving performance, significant cost savings, and better fuel mileage. Through Goodyear's "Free Air" program you can get your tires checked for free, including a tread inspection and tire inflation.