To keep your tires sleek and responsive, Dunlop experts at Tire & Service Network locations can provide helpful tire-care tips. Browse by section below, or print the full list of self-care tips.
To give your car a high-end look and feel, consult this list of tire-care suggestions. For a professional evaluation, visit Dunlop experts at a Tire & Service Network location.
Inspecting your tires can help you reveal punctures or other visible signs of damage that could necessitate replacement.
It's crucial to know when a tire should be repaired and when it should be replaced.
Having your tires balanced and your vehicle properly aligned is important for tire longevity and vehicle performance. As tires wear, their mass can get unevenly distributed, and the original rim/tire balance may be affected. Some things to keep in mind:
Having the necessary items will help you change a flat as soon as the need arises, minimizing potential damage to your tires. Review the list below for what to keep in your vehicle. For professional assistance, visit Dunlop experts at a Tire & Service Network location.
Make sure you always have:
It's recommended that you check your tire tread every 3,000 miles. Below are two simple tests to see if your tires need to be replaced. For a professional evaluation, visit Dunlop experts at a Tire & Service Network location.
Insert a penny into your tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.
Check the indicator bar located at the bottoms of the tread grooves in several locations around the tire. When a tire is so worn that these bars become visibly flush with the adjacent tread ribs, replace it.
To avoid potential problems, have your tires checked at a Tire & Service Network location if you notice any of these common wear patterns:
Find out why maintaining proper air pressure, and knowing how much air to put in tires, is so important by reading the points below. For a professional evaluation, visit Dunlop experts at a Tire & Service Network location.
To help you conserve money and resources, review this quick reference about saving fuel. For professional assistance, visit a Tire & Service Network location.
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3 U.S. Department of Energy
4 "Gas Saving Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Driving," carcarenewsservice.com
To help maintain even tread wear and prolong tire life, review this quick reference about alignment, rotation, and visual inspections. For a professional evaluation, visit Dunlop experts at a Tire & Service Network location.
Misalignment of the front or rear wheels can cause rapid or uneven wear. Front-wheel-drive vehicles and those with independent rear suspension require alignment of all four wheels, instead of two. Getting your alignment checked as specified in your vehicle's owner's manual is the recommended way to prolong tire life.4
Sometimes irregular tire wear can be corrected by rotating your tires. Consult your vehicle's owner's manual or ask a Dunlop expert at a Tire & Service Network location for the appropriate rotation pattern for your vehicle. If your tires show uneven wear, visit the Tire & Service Network to check for and correct any misalignment, imbalance, or other mechanical problem involved before rotation.4
A tire's tread directly affects how it grips the road, so it's important to regularly inspect it visually for signs of uneven wear. These signs can include high or low areas, or unusually smooth ones.4
4 "Be Tire Smart," The Rubber Manufacturers Association.