You should always check your tires in several tread locations. Be sure to check the inner, outer, and middle grooves of each tire, as tires can wear differently on each side due to improper wheel alignment and/or low inflation.
For professional help, visit a Goodyear store for a free inspection by our experts.
- Look for tires that excel in tests for braking and handling.
- Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance help narrow your choices.
- Choosing a vehicle tire depends on where you live, weather and terrain issues, what performance expectations you have, and what your vehicle requires.
- Tires’ air pressure. Smooth driving starts with your tires. Check your tire air pressure before your trip and at least once a month. NOTE: Tire inflation pressure should always be adjusted only when the tire is cool, and should be done to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard or in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. NEVER inflate beyond the maximum limit stamped on the tire sidewall1
- Air filter. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage that translates to fuel savings for you.
- Spark plugs. Worn or dirty spark plugs can cause misfiring, which wastes fuel. Replacing these per your vehicle’s owner’s manual can lead to a better performing vehicle and a better driving experience for you.
- Gas cap. Damaged, loose, or missing gas caps waste gas.
1 “Be Tire Smart,” Rubber Manufacturer’s Association.
- Check your tire pressure every 3,000 mi./4,500 km to keep your vehicle driving smoothly and evenly, therefore using gas more efficiently. NOTE: Tires should be inflated when cool to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard or in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. NEVER inflate beyond the maximum limit stamped on a tire sidewall1.
- Rotate your tires every 6,000 – 8,000 mi./ 10,000 – 13,000 km to help equalise tread wear.
- Get your wheel alignment checked as specified in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, or as soon as you can feel the wheel “pull”.
- Visually check your tires for irregularities in tread wear as these could indicate problems with alignment or inflation.
- For more information, visit our Personal Tire Care section.
1“Be Tire Smart,” Rubber Manufacturer’s Association
- Improper tire pressure can lead to a multitude of problems – from uneven and accelerated tire wear, to structural damage, and even poor gas mileage. Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve gas mileage and save you money at the pump.
- Goodyear recommends checking tire inflation monthly, or before a long trip. Tires should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations printed on the vehicle door placard, or in the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
- Proper vehicle and tire maintenance is a good investment because it translates into optimum driving performance, significant cost savings, and better fuel mileage.