Most of the Kia vehicles being driven around New Orleans have a front-wheel-drive powertrain system. That means the tires connected to the front of your car will wear out faster than the wheels in the back. It is recommended that you use regular tire rotations and proper wheel alignment to ensure the tires on your Kia wear evenly, and you can maximize the life of your tire investment.
Do you know what to look for when inspecting your tires? Regular inspections can help prevent tire trouble and help you safely arrive at your destination. When checking your tires, look for uneven tread wear. This is when you see more wear and tear on one tread edge than the other.
Other problems can be shallow tread or balding tires. This happens when your tire's tread has been worn down to the base, and your tires cannot grab traction on the road. Balding tires will cause your vehicle to start skidding and sliding on the pavement, especially when wet.
When inspecting your tires, punctures, cracks, cuts, splits, holes, and bulges are all serious indicators of tire problems. If you find any of these issues with your tires, bring your pre-owned vehicle into our helpful garage at Premier Kia of Kenner and allow one of our professionals to inspect your tires. They will be able to let you know if you need new replacements or a simple patch.