Sunday, November 10, 2019

How to Maintain The Tires On Your Honda Civic in Van Nuys

If you do a lot of driving in and around Van Nuys (and let’s face it, we all do), you’re putting constant wear and tear on your car. While this is gradual for some parts, others get worn down much more quickly, such as your tires. Fortunately, with the right maintenance, you can keep your tires in great condition and help ensure that they have a long lifespan. These are the three areas in particular to pay attention to for your Honda Civic:


Your tire’s treads are extremely important. When they’re nice and deep, they offer the most traction, which means you shouldn’t have any trouble stopping. But over time, treads become shallower, so braking isn’t as precise. And when tires become bald, this creates a very dangerous situation that puts you at risk for an accident. 

There’s an easy way to test the treads on your tires. All you have to do is take a penny and stick it between two treads with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of Honest Abe’s head, it’s time for a tire replacement. 


You may not realize it, but all of your tires don’t wear down at the same time or in the same spots. With regular rotations, this helps them wear evenly, which will make them last longer and give you better performance. While there’s no strict rule about how often you should get a tire rotation, it could make sense to have it done when you change your oil, as your car is already up on the lift.


Another important thing to remember when it comes to your Honda Civic’s tires is air pressure. In order to function properly, tires need to have the right pressure. If they’re under-inflated, this can affect braking and turning. This will also hurt your gas mileage. When tires are over-inflated, this could lead to a blowout.

If you would like to have your tires looked at, just make an appointment with the service center at our new and used Honda dealership.

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