Maintaining Your Tires – Tire Maintenance Schedule

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The maintenance of your vehicles tires should be a priority for everyone on the road. If you are unsure about the steps and frequency of tire maintenance, this article from Trinity AutoWorx will help you out!

How often should you inspect your tires?

Tire maintenance can he a hot topic among car enthusiasts. If you are vehicle owner, it is your responsibility to look after the condition of your tires as a part of your regular vehicle maintenance. For those of you who want to get a head start on your tire maintenance; frequency, and tips, read on to review the best information.

Tires play an important role in maintaining your cars balance while driving. Without proper pressure in your tires, there is a huge risk of losing steering balance and hitting other vehicles on the road. Apart from assuring safety, adequately maintained tires also help in refining the feel of the car while driving. Instead of inviting peril at your doorstep, it is recommended to look after your tire’s condition at periodic intervals.

As far as the maintenance of your tires is concerned, it is generally advisable to take your vehicle in to have your tired rotated and balanced every 6 months, or every 6000 to 8000 miles, depending on your driving habits and road conditions.

Trinity Auto Repair Service at Trinity AutoWorx - Jeep TireBest Practices for Tire Maintenance

Some of the best practices for tire maintenance include:

  • Check the pressure of each of your vehicles tires to ensure it is as the recommended level.
  • Locate and review your vehicles owner’s manual to find tire pressure recommendations and ensure that you follow them.
  • Regularly inspect your vehicles tires by going a quick walk around of the vehicle before driving it.
  • Make sure to see your trusted auto adviser, Trinity AutoWorx, if you suspect or notice  any problems with your tires.

 

Looking for Trinity Auto Repair services? Trinity AutoWorx is your family owned and community trusted provider of auto repair services in Trinity, Odessa, Longleaf and Starkey Ranch. Feel free to stop in to our shop or give us a call with any questions you might have.

Trinity Auto Worx
11570 Pyramid Drive
Odessa, Florida 33556
(727) 753-8586

Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

service@trinityautoworx.com

 

Keep Calm and Wheel On

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Vehicle damage and mechanical breakdowns are part of the off-road experience. Seasoned Jeeper lists the essential spare parts and equipment you need to hit the trail and make it home safely.

By: John Ryzowicz

Question: I have noticed some Jeepers carry spare parts with them on the trail. Is that really necessary, and if so, what are the “must-haves”?

Answer: Murphy’s Law tells us that anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and Jeepin’ is no exception. Experienced off-roaders tend to carry a lot of equipment and a number of spare parts whenever they hit the trails. They do so because they have learned the first rule of wheeling: Always go prepared and expect the unexpected!

Making it home safely should always be your top priority. A fully stocked first aid kit is a must, but vehicles need TLC too. Jeep people are some of savviest trail mechanics around, and it helps that many parts work for multiple models and model-years.

Onboard Parts Store

Depending on your level of wheeling experience or the distance you travel, your “must-have” spare parts could include U-joint strap kits or bolts for axle ends and driveshafts, a spare drive belt for your engine, and a spare tire. Repair kits are useful, but some tire damage can’t be fixed with a plug.

Some Jeepers carry extra front-end linkage pieces, such as tie rod ends or drag link ends. Also, consider stocking unit bearings — which are non-serviceable wheel bearings for front axles — as well as assorted fuses and varying lengths of wire to bypass shortages caused by water damage or trail damage.

“Advanced” Jeepers may also choose to carry an extra fuel filter, gearbox oil, a short section of tubing that will fit inside radiator hoses, spark plugs and a spare axle shaft. If your Jeep is equipped with a stick shift, a spare manual hub assembly could come in handy someday.
Finally, every Jeeper should carry the basics: water, flashlight, towels, engine oil, a toolkit, zip ties, a jack, duct tape and electrical tape, assorted nuts, bolts and hose clamps, a JB weld, a silicone gasket maker, valve stems and a valve core tool, and a small air compressor (unless you have onboard air).

Keep Your Cool

Most importantly, when trouble arises, don’t lose your cool. The most reliable Jeepers are those who remain calm under pressure and are able to think outside the box to come up with a solution to any problem.

With a good head on your shoulders and the proper equipment, you can complete every journey and be an asset to your fellow wheelers.

 

John Ryzowicz is an experienced mechanic and trail leader and the owner of Trinity Auto Worx in Odessa, Fla. He advises Jeepers to take a number of key supplies and spare parts on every off-road adventure.