How to Improve Safety and Performance with Proper Tire Care at Downeast Toyota

Tips for Tire Care and Maintenance

After a long hard winter, it is a good idea to inspect your tires, and with a few quick tips for tire care and maintenance you can ensure that you are enjoying peak performance and incredible safety. Your tires have a significant impact on handling, ride quality, braking and safety, making it even more important that you keep a close eye on the condition of your tires. Should you find yourself needing a new set of tires for your 2016 Toyota Tacoma this spring, Downeast Toyota has an excellent selection and tremendous deals on new tires that can’t be beat.

5 Tire Care Tips for Maine Drivers


1. Check Your Tires Regularly

It is important to your safety and performance that you inspect your tires frequently. A good rule of thumb is once a month, though after a long winter of driving through snow and road debris, it is even more crucial. Elements that you should pay special attention to include tread wear, air pressure and balance.

2. Check Tire Air Pressure and Wear Patterns

3. Check Tire Tread Depth

Traction is a significant element of safety and performance that is linked directly to tire care. Be sure to check tire tread depth on a regular basis. A quick and easy way to check tread depth is with the penny test. Simply take a penny and put it into the tire tread with Abraham Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, you only have 2/32 of tread and it is time for a new set of tires.

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4. Check Tire Rotation, Balance and Alignment

Additional elements of tire maintenance that need to be monitored closely include tire rotation, tire balance and wheel alignment. To maximize performance and tire life, it is important for you to rotate front and rear tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. While you rotate your tires, it is recommended that you have them balanced to prevent uneven wear. Checking your wheel alignment will also go a long way towards improving ride quality and efficiency.

5. Have the Right Tires for the Right Season

Having the right tires for the right season will have a significant impact on your performance and safety throughout the year. Studded snow tires are an asset during the winter and will improve driving safety, though in Maine it is illegal to drive with studded tires after May 1. Add a second set of summer tires to your arsenal this year and have the tires to fit the season. If you are looking for a new set of snow tires for your 2016 Toyota Camry, Downeast Toyota has some excellent new tire sales and incentives.

Downeast Toyota Tire Sales and Incentives Bangor ME

If you have checked your tires and it is time for a new set, Downeast Toyota has you covered. The annual Toyota Tire Savings Event near Bangor, ME allows you to save big on a new set of tires. When you buy three new tires at Downeast Toyota, you will receive the fourth tire for only a dollar. All major tire brands are included in this sale, which runs through April 30. To be eligible for savings on new tires, they must be installed by the experts at the Downeast Toyota Service Department.
Tires are a major component of safety and performance that should not be overlooked. Armed with a few tips for tire care and maintenance, you will know what to look for when you inspect your tires. Should you find yourself in need of new tires this year, Downeast Toyota provides an excellent selection at affordable prices, backed by our Downeast Toyota Tire Price Guarantee. Stop in today at Downeast Toyota and save on a new set of tires.

April 7, 2016
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