Summer in the Bemidji, MN area is great for venturing to the lake, taking a nice cabin weekend, or driving into the Twin Cities for a Twins game. All that driving puts a lot of wear on your tires, and with summer temperatures fluctuating during the course of the day, it’s vital that you perform regular tire pressure checks, and that you have the right tires for all your summer activities.

Summer tire care is essential, but it’s also pretty straightforward. The two most important aspects of tire care are paying attention to your tires’ tread wear and your tire pressure. In general, your tire pressure will fluctuate 1 PSI (pound per square inch) with every 10-degree change in temperature. This fluctuation in pressure can affect how well your tires and your car performs.

Checking your tire pressure is simple. Use a tire pressure gauge and consult your owner’s manual to determine optimum tire pressure. Checking to see if your tires are too worn is also simple. Place a penny upside down in your treads. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tires are very worn and need replacement.

Luckily, we’re here to help at Bemidji Chrysler Center. Our expert technicians are highly trained and knowledgeable when it comes to the inner workings of all our models. In addition, we also offer the best tire brands available today like Goodyear, Firestone, and Bridgestone. Before bringing in your vehicle for a tire rotation or tire replacement, be sure to check on our site for any service specials as we often offer tire specials to help you save.

Tire care is essential and affects several areas of your vehicle like fuel economy, braking, and handling. Visit us today at 755 Paul Bunyan Drive NW for all your summer tire needs.