Tires and Tire Storage
Every part of your vehicle serves a purpose, but one part that is often neglected is your tires. Having the proper tires fitted for your vehicle, driving habits and driving conditions can improve your fuel economy, handling and overall safety.
Below you will find answers to questions that our service advisers often field regarding tires. You may have some of these questions yourself. Looking for clarification on your specific vehicle? Our service team would love to help with any remaining questions or concerns you may have!
At precisely 7° Celsius the superior adhesion of winter tires begins to make a difference, regardless of road or weather conditions. With their specifically formulated rubber compounds, winter tires reduce vehicle stopping distances by up to 25% - performance that can make the difference between a close call and calling for a tow.
Rotating your tires based on the schedule presented in your owner's manual is very important. The front tires on your vehicle wear differently and more quickly than the rear tires - especially if it is a front wheel drive. Rotating tires from front to rear several times during their lifecycle will:
• Help to equalize tread wear
• Provide an opportunity to inspect your tires for any damage
• Ensure that you maximize the life of all 4 tires
There are several different acceptable methods for rotating your tires based on the set-up of your vehicle:
• Staggered wheels (front and rear tires are different sizes)
• Unidirectional tires (tires a specific to one side of the car)
• Asymmetrical tires (tread pattern changes from inside to outside of the tire)
Your Mopar® Service Expert can determine the proper tire rotation for you vehicle.
What is my correct tire pressure?
Your recommended tire pressure is located on a sticker in the driver's door jamb or fuel-filler door. This is the ideal pressure for the tires used on your specific model vehicle. The pressure indicated on your tire wall is the maximum allowable tire pressure, not the recommended pressure. If you are having problems with maintaining tire pressure or if you notice any unusual or uneven wear or damage to your tires, see your Mopar® Service Experts as soon as possible.
WATCH the video below to learn the importance of proper tire pressure.