As drivers, we often take our tires for granted until there’s a problem. After all, tires on a 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe are durable and built to handle a variety of road conditions. However, tires are susceptible to damage on the road. That’s why our Hyundai dealers near Cape Coral, FL recommend regular inspections for your vehicle’s tires.
How We Perform Tire Inspections
Here at O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers, our service technicians know your Hyundai vehicle inside and out. When our service technicians inspect your tires, we normally look at these four areas of your tires:
- Tread wear: Once your tire tread gets too low, you’re at risk of blowing out on the road. To determine if your vehicles have low tread, grab a quarter and insert it face-down into the tread of your tire. If your tire tread doesn’t cover any part of Washington’s head, it’s time for a service appointment.
- Tire pressure: It’s always important to make sure your tires have the correct amount of air. Having over- or under-inflated tires can give you an uneven driving experience and cause tremendous damage to your tires. To check your tire pressure, pull out your tire pressure gauge. Remove the valve on your tire and press the indicator down against it until it stops hissing. If the gauge doesn’t fall between 32 and 35 psi, you might need to service your vehicle.
- Tire condition: Even if your tread is in good shape, your tires might show signs of damage in the sidewalls. Look for bulges, cracks, or other signs of excess wear and tear before bringing in your vehicle.
- Tire age: If you look at the sidewalls of your tires, you’ll find a DOT-stamped number. The last four digits show when your tires were manufactured – the first two equal the week number, and the last two equal the year. This may indicate when your tires need to be inspected.
Next time you need to service your tires, visit our service center at O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers!