Tire maintenance tips before summer ends

Summer is a time for road trips and endless fun in the sun. Every twist and turn of adventure etches a story on your tires, a testament to the roads you've conquered and the memories you've made. But the journey can leave a mark. As summer comes to an end, tire maintenance is essential to keep you rolling smoothly and safely.

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Keep Cool Under Pressure

Checking tire pressure is like giving your ride a breath of fresh air, ensuring you get the most out of every mile. Underinflated tires compromise handling and braking capabilities, while overinflation can cause uneven wear. Either way, your tire’s life is on the line. Properly inflated tires improve fuel efficiency and your overall experience, keeping your drive as smooth and safe as possible. How do you know which pressure level to inflate your tires? You can find it in your driver-side wheel well or owner manual.

Maintain Your Grip

After a season filled with adventure, you're not the only one worn down. Those long journeys can take a toll on the tread of your tires, directly impacting their grip on the road. Over time, tread loses its depth, which can jeopardize your ability to maintain control in challenging conditions.

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Regularly checking to make sure your tread is up to par keeps you safe and in control no matter the season. An easy way to do it is the tried and true penny trick. Place the coin in the center groove of the tread, with Lincoln’s head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head staring back at you, it’s time for a new set.

Even better, our Driving Safety Indicator tells you the percentage of tread remaining on your tires, so you can keep your coins in the piggy bank.

Staying Aligned

Did you dare to go off the beaten path this summer? Your tires might need to be put back in their place. Rocky roads may be filled with fun, but they can bump your wheels out of whack. Misaligned tires bring uneven wear and a wobbly ride, jeopardizing your journey and safety. Proper alignment makes sure all your tires are headed in the same direction, letting you extend your adventures (and tire life) into the next season with confidence. Not sure where to get that alignment performed? Here’s a map of tire shops near you.

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Rotate and Rejuvenate

Summer fun can be a lot for your tires to carry -- literally. Regularly rotating your tires helps take the load off, maximizing the lifespan of your set. Swapping your front and back tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles helps them perform their best, promoting equal weight distribution and even tread. It enhances overall performance and fuel efficiency, keeping you safe and money in your pocket.

As the sun sets on an unforgettable summer, it’s important to remember that tire safety never goes out of season. Taking care of your tires helps them take care of you. You need a set that will carry your adventures year round. At Nokian Tyres, we’re here to support your journey, keeping you safe with tires that can go the distance. With exceptional tread and tough Aramid technology, our tires can weather it all, offering you peace of mind on every drive.

Visit a Nokian Tyres Dealer near you to learn more!

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