Even the best set of high quality tires is much less effective if the tires are not regularly rotated. It is in the interest of safety and fuel efficiency to rotate your tires every 3,000 to 6,000 miles (5,000 to 10,000 kilometers), or at the first sign of irregular wear, such as uncharacteristic vibration while driving.
If you do not regularly rotate your tires, they may wear unevenly, which can lead to suboptimal vehicle performance, unstable driving, and lower gas mileage. That means that even the highest quality tires, like the new Nokian Tyres One, could create dangerous situations on the road instead of behaving as they were crafted to act.
Want to check your tire’s tread depth to make sure they’re wearing evenly? Nokian Tyres has a Driving Safety Indicator on each of its tires, which enables you to check the approximate remaining tread to make sure everything adds up.
The pressure is also on you to keep your tire pressure high. Keep your tires inflated to the recommended level for your car, which you can find in the owner manual or driver’s side door jamb. Deflated tires are more likely to suffer damage, wear unevenly and hurt your gas mileage (which also hurts the environment).
Take note: Sudden drops in temperature will mess with your tire pressure. For every 10 degree Fahrenheit decrease, you can expect as much as a pound lower of PSI. That’s why the tire light on your dashboard flashes on cold fall mornings. So when cool weather is set to arrive, inflate your tires to their recommended level and keep a close eye on that tire light.
Ready to get your tires rotated or inflated? Visit Nokian Tyres’ dealer locator to find a tire shop near you.