Ford vehicles are built tough - but sometimes they need a little TLC to ensure that they keep giving you that reliable performance for many miles to come. This is especially true when it comes to your Ford model's tires. itemprop="description">Here are some helpful tire care tips to help your tires last longer.   

Tire wear and tear

Regularly inspect your tires for signs of wear and tear. For starters, check the tires' tread depth. Though some car owners swear by the coin test, a tread depth gauge is a more accurate way to know if your tires have sufficient tread depth.

You'll also want to evaluate them for signs of unusual tread wear. For instance, if there is tread wear on just one edge of the tire, this usually indicates that the wheels are out of alignment. If tires show signs of uneven wear like cupping, it might mean that it's time to replace shock absorbers or another suspension part.

Tire inflation

Tire inflation is another essential component of tire care. Keep tires properly inflated to boost gas mileage and tire longevity. At least once a month, use a tire pressure gauge to check each tire's pressure. If one tire tends to lose pressure faster than the others, it could be a sign of a leak.

Tire maintenance

Three tire maintenance procedures will also help keep your Ford's tires in excellent shape. Tire rotation is a recommended service that is performed between 5,000 and 7,000 miles, or whatever interval is listed in your owner's manual. Tire balancing and wheel alignment are also important service items. Balancing the tires involves attaching small weights to the wheels to reduce vibration when the car is in motion and help extend the life of your tires. Aligning the wheels from time to time ensures that your Ford drives down a road in a straight line without pulling to the right or left.

Have questions about maintaining your Ford's tires or need to order new tires? Call our service department at Midwest Ford in Hutchinson, Kansas. We're here to make every part of vehicle service more convenient and less time-consuming for you.

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