How to Get the Most Out of Your Tires
The tires on your INFINITI vehicle will wear down over time, losing their ability to maintain optimal traction on Madison roads. However, there’s a lot you can do to make your tires last longer! All INFINITI models come with a manufacturer-recommended service schedule, which provides guidelines on how often to rotate tires, tire rotation patterns, when to schedule service for wheel balancing, and more.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Your INFINITI vehicle uses a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to electronically measure the pressure in your tires at all times. If the pressure level in any one tire drops lower than the recommended level, the TPMS will trigger a dashboard warning light. When you see it, be sure to top off the air in your tires ASAP!
Tires can lose up to a pound per square inch of air pressure each month, and low tire pressure can cause all kinds of trouble on the road in Brandon, including:
- Poor traction
- Flat tires and blowouts
- Decreased load carrying capability
- Reduced fuel economy
How To Reset the TPMS Dash Light
You may notice that after filling your tires to the proper pressure level, the TPMS dash light is still on. Here’s how to reset the TPMS system in your INFINITI vehicle:
- Use steering wheel controls to bring up the dashboard menu.
- Scroll to the “Service” tab and select “Tire Pressure” from the dropdown menu.
- Select “OK” to use the current tire pressure as a reference.
Tire Rotation Frequency & Rotation Patterns
Why rotate your tires? The purpose of tire rotation is to prevent any one tire from wearing down faster than the others. By rotating your tires on a regular basis and evening out tread wear, you can extend the life of all four tires. Plus, tires with proper tread depth are safer to drive on, less likely to experience a blowout, and can even improve your fuel economy on Ridgeland roads.
Tires should generally be rotated at a frequency of about every six months or every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, whichever comes first. Keep in mind that tire treads wear differently for AWD, FWD, and RWD vehicles—so the proper tire rotation pattern will depend on your vehicle’s drivetrain. Check your owner’s manual or contact our service team for model-specific information.
Wheel Alignment & Wheel Balancing
Wheel balancing service ensures that your vehicle’s weight is distributed equally between all four tires. This is crucial, as unbalanced wheels can cause uneven tread wear and quickly erode tire treads. Wheel balancing service is a part of your regular maintenance schedule, and will usually be performed along with a tire rotation.
Wheel alignment service restores the perpendicular orientation of your tires to the road surface. This service only needs to be performed on an as-needed basis. It may be time for wheel alignment if you notice unusual steering problems like drifting and pulling.
Herrin-Gear INFINITI: Your Go-To for Tire Service & Sales Near Jackson
Whether your car is due for a routine tire rotation or requires wheel alignment service, our team of dedicated technicians has you covered. Plus, we make it affordable to care for your tires with a rotating selection of service specials in Jackson, MS and INFINITI service and parts financing options. If you have any questions about extending tire life or purchasing the best new tires for your INFINITI model, we invite you to reach out!