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Essential Tire Maintenance Tips for Your Volvo V50
Designed after the Ford C1 vehicle platform, the Volvo V50 was marketed towards the dynamic and young families. Although smaller, the V50's spacious cabin, luggage compartment, and Volvo-certified road handling made shaped its character as the perfect family car. Given Volvo's commitment to road safety, car owners are expected to maintain their vehicles, especially their cars' tires. Your V50's tires keep in constant contact with the road. Preserving their performance and quality will help ensure their mobility and safety. Here are some essential tire maintenance tips every V50 owner should remember.
- Check tire tread depth and wear.
Worn-out tires can lead to serious road accidents. If the tires treads are about 2/32 of an inch, it's time to replace them. The easiest way of checking tire treads is to insert a penny into the grooves. If the treads still cover a part of Lincoln's head, they're still thick enough to drive. Change your tires if you can already see Lincoln's head. Most tires have wear indicators to help you know if your tires need to be changed. These narrow strips will appear once your tires are nearing their service life. Make it a habit to check your tires for signs of uneven wear. Visit a reputable tire dealer to have your tires inspected.
- Ensure correct tire pressure.
Prolonging and maintaining your tires' tread life can be achieved through proper inflation. Overinflating your tires deteriorates their ride and increases road vibration. It also increases their handling or stiffness, which can result in impact damage. Underinflation, on the other hand, can cause your tires to blowout. It also reduces the tires' loading capacity and increases their rolling resistance. Always check the tire pressure while the tires are cool. Check the vehicle owner's manual for the recommended tire pressure for each tire. They should be checked at least once a month, including your car's spare tire.
- Have your vehicle's tires rotated.
Have your tires rotated to achieve uniform wear. Rotating them regularly every 5,000 miles will not only extend their service life—it will also maximize your car's fuel efficiency. Tire rotation can also protect your vehicle's suspension against road vibrations, which can wear them prematurely. Tire experts recommend having them rotated when you have your car's oil changed. Your vehicle service manual can help you determine if you need tire rotation. Don't overlook this important tire maintenance schedule when having your tires checked.
- Keep tires balanced for a longer service life.
Protect your car's tires from uneven wear, premature wear of front-end parts, stress, and road vibrations with wheel and tire balancing. It's also the best way to keep your car's bearing, suspension, and steering system from wearing out. Have your tires balanced when changing their wheels. New weights will be added to ensure the proper balance for each wheel. Unbalanced wheels are either lighter or heavier than the other wheels. Visiting a tire shop can help you determine the right balance for all of your car's wheels.
Your Volvo V50's tires can provide thousands of miles of unparalleled service through proper tire maintenance. Take note of these tips to extend their service life and benefit from them.