Your tires are one of the main components keeping you safe
when you’re behind the wheel. Keep them in top shape to ensure an efficient,
comfortable, and safe drive.
Tires wear over time and depending on where they show signs of wear will give you insight on the cause. When a tire is overinflated, wear localizes in the center; when it is underinflated, wear is noticeable on the shoulder or outside of the tire.
Tread is what lets the tires grip the road. An easy way to
check the tread on your tires is to take the penny test. By inserting a penny
in the tread with Lincoln’s head down, you can determine if the tread has worn
down too low if you see the top of Lincoln’s head poking out. If you can’t see
the top of his head, you’re good to go for a while longer.
Cracks and blisters
Cracks running along the sidewall and bulges in the rubber
are signs of tire degradation. It’s best to replace the tire as soon as
possible to avoid a dangerous blowout.
All vehicles have a little vibration while moving, but
excessive vibration could be a sign of problems. More often than not,
out-of-balance wheels can vibrate the vehicle. Ignoring an issue like that can
lead to damage to the wheel, brakes, or axle.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference. When shopping around for your next vehicle, you should keep an eye on its convenience features, as you’ll definitely notice and be thankful for them when using the vehicle to meet your everyday driving needs. One such feature you’ll be glad to have is a hands-free power liftgate.
What is a hands-free
A hands-free liftgate is a feature that lets you open and
close your vehicle’s rear liftgate with a wave of your foot. With a simple
forward-back motion under the center of the rear bumper, the liftgate
automatically opens, letting you easily load your luggage, groceries, or
whatever else you’re carrying.
What are the benefits
of a hands-free liftgate?
Put simply, a hands-free liftgate makes it easier to load
cargo into your vehicle.
Additionally, this smart liftgate allows you to adjust the
height it opens to, accommodating whatever height your garage is. The power
liftgate has three settings: MAX, 3/4, and OFF. The MAX setting allows the
liftgate to open fully, while the 3/4 setting only allows it to open
three-quarters of the way – which is handy if you have a limited amount of
space in your garage. The OFF setting turns off the liftgate’s automatic
features, making it so you can only open the gate manually.