How long your tires last depends a lot on how you select, maintain, and use them. Unfortunately, motorists often make mistakes that shorten the lifespan of their tires.
The following are six mistakes you need to avoid so that you don't prematurely age your tires.
Driving too long on tires without rotating them
Rotating tires is a simple maintenance task that makes a big difference. When you drive your vehicle, your tires are going to wear differently depending on where they're located on the vehicle.
Have you ever made plans to attend a seasonal play or sporting event and encountered the dilemma of not being able to find suitable parking? Driving through full parking garages or down streets that offer no parking or that already contain cars parked bumper-to-bumper can cause you to be late for an event or give up on staying for a planned activity. A solution to this problem is to use a parking app.
If you're an owner-operator (OO) who drives for a living, the relative well-being of your rig is likely one of your top concerns and priorities. After all, having your semi truck sitting in the shop awaiting repair means it can't be on the road helping you earn money. However, in an uncertain political climate (one in which the EPA is seen as under attack), you may be reluctant to spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new truck if the environmental regulations that have contributed to its higher price are rolled back or rendered moot.
A windshield is prone to cracks and chips, and it can break if something strikes it too hard. A lot of times, windshields break because of large objects that fly at them while people are driving. If this happens to you and leaves your windshield broken, you will have to get it fixed right away. If you have the right type of auto insurance coverage, you may end up in a position where you do not have to pay for the full price of services.
You can't predict when you're going to have a fender bender or get caught in a sudden hailstorm. That means that sometimes, auto body damage is just unavoidable, and the best you can do is find an affordable repair shop. However, the cheapest way to deal with auto body damage is always going to be prevention. If you can avoid the dents, scratches, and dings in the first place, you can save yourself a lot of repair costs in the long run.