Your tires are more important than you may realize. They are the only part of your car that's touching the road, and when they are in good condition, the handling and safety of your Kia Ultima will be maximized. However, when your tires are under-inflated or worn out, they are prone to blow-outs and hydroplaning.
Checking your tire's pressure regularly is a great way to prevent an automotive accident. The best drivers will usually inspect their tires once a month. You should also check your tires more often if you drive over potholes or debris in the road, live in a colder climate (like Michigan), or drive long distances regularly.
We at Elhart Kia understand just how vital your tires really are. That's why our Tire Center stocks the right tires for your Kia model. And when it comes to maintenance, our service team has the equipment and experience to ensure your tires will last for years to come. But before you head over to our local garage, let's read up on tire maintenance.
When you ignore your tires, you have an increased chance of experiencing premature tire wear, a flat tire, or even a blow-out. Factors you should be looking out for will include:
The tires on the front and rear of your vehicle perform entirely different functions. From performing various brake actions to operating different steering functions, your front and rear tires are tasks with separate jobs. That's why it's no surprise your front and rear wheels will produce unequal wear patterns.
Gain the maximum life and performance out of your vehicle and to rotate your Kia's tires every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. Not only will rotating your tires even out your wear patterns, but it will ensure your tires last longer. Visit our Elhart Kia Service Center to ensure you receive the right rotation pattern for your automobile.
Whenever you visit for a tire rotation, you should also have your tires balanced as well. Properly balancing your tires will help minimize uneven wear and costs. When your tires are balanced, you'll reduce the vibration of the tire and your vehicle. Whenever you notice unusual vibration or rattling in your cabin, it usually means your tires are unbalanced. Visit our Elhart Kia team and enjoy a quieter cabin with a smoother ride today.
When it comes to tire maintenance, you can trust the team at Elhart Kia. Our Kia service team has the tools needed to ensure your Kia automobile is well maintained and around for years to come. And if you need to purchase new tires, our on-site Tire Center can help you find the right tires for the right price.
So what are you waiting for? Schedule your tire maintenance with us today. Take a few minutes to fill out our online form and tell us what you need. And once you fill out our form, drivers from Grand Rapids, MI, should visit us for all your Kia tire repairs today!