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Q: What maintenance steps do I need to take with the tires?

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What maintenance steps do I need to take with the tires?

Tire maintenance is one key to getting the most life out of your tires. Thankfully, there’s not a lot that needs to be done. Here’s what you should know:

  1. Alignment: You should have your car aligned regularly, particularly if you notice unusual tread wear on your tires.

  2. Balancing: Your tires and wheels should be balanced when they’re initially mounted, and then as needed for the life of the tire.

  3. Rotation: Rotating your tires regularly helps ensure even tread wear across all four tires.

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