Typically all bad situations are the result of lack of simple maintenance. Here are the basics:
- Your tires' air pressure should be checked every couple of weeks. It's simple and you can find a variety of air pressure gauges at Tire Rack. The Intercomp 2.5" Deluxe Air Pressure Gauge is very simple to operate and read.
- Tires should be rotated every 6,000 miles and periodicly inspected for anything abnormal. This can make a big difference.
- Since most vehicles require oil changes at 3,000 mile intervals, having the tires rotated every other oil change can put you on a very simple schedule.
- Determining how much tread you have left on your tire can be checked by using the old tried and true method of sticking a penny with Lincoln's head upside down in the tread area. If you see all of his head, it's time to replace your tires. Or, for a more technical method, use the Dill Digital Tread Depth Gauge to get your exact depth at a glance.