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Tire Rotation
Having your tires rotated will help ensure driving comfort and maintain the life of your tires.

Tire Condition/Wear Patterns
The amount of wear on your tires is a good indicator of how much life you have left in your tires. Tire wear could also indicate other problems you are having with your suspension system, steering or wheels. Monitoring tire condition will also help you ensure that you don't have a blow out or other tire failure while driving. By carefully monitoring and analyzing tire wear patterns you can help catch problems both with your tires and other components of your car before they become serious.

Tire Pressure
The most frequent cause of tire failure is under-inflation. Even extreme under-inflation can be difficult to detect by mere visual inspection - don't depend on it, use a personal tire pressure gauge. Under-inflated or overloaded tires generate high levels of destructive, internal heat, which could cause your tires to blow out. Extreme under-inflation can even unseat the tire from the rim while your vehicle is in motion.

Tire Tread Depth
Tire tread depth is a measure of how deep the tread is on a set of tires, giving you an idea of how much wear is left on your tires before they will require replacement. Each tire has a 'tread wear indicator' (they look like narrow bars of rubber) which will help serve as a guide to when the tire will need to be replaced. Having worn out tires is a safety hazard and can impact fuel economy and performance.