The sweltering heat of the summer months in Avenel, NJ can be unbearable at times; the Northeast is not immune to the heat, humidity, and triple-digit temperatures. Because of this, you need to make sure that you care for the tires on your vehicle from Sansone Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM to prevent premature wear and replacement. 

The heat in the summer does just as much, if not more, damage as the cold in the winter when it comes to your tires. That’s why it’s important to check them on a routine basis. Tire pressure is one of the biggest contributors to tire failure, and it’s more prominent especially in the summer.

Tire pressure increases as the temperature increases, just like it drops in the winter when the temperatures plummet. Both over-inflation and under-inflation can be a problem. Under-inflation causes your vehicle to become more sluggish and slow to respond; it can also negatively affect your fuel economy.

Over-inflation, on the other hand, promotes early wear and poor handling and braking. It also makes the tire more susceptible to damage from common road flaws such as potholes and debris.

Of course, it’s always important to perform visual checks regularly, regardless if you drive a RAM 1500 or Jeep Cherokee. Keep an eye out for nails, screws, low tread, and blisters/bulges. If you come across anything of the sort, or if you simply have any questions, feel free to contact our certified technicians as soon as today!

Here in our Dodge service center, we have the expertise and resources to deliver an array of tire services, such as rotations, balances, replacements, and more. Stop by for expert service from one of our experienced technicians. Give us a call at 888-518-1253 to schedule an appointment.