The most important aspect of tire maintenance is proper inflation of your tires. 75% of drivers wash their cars monthly while only 15 percent of drivers correctly check their tire inflation pressure. The air pressure should be checked on all tires, including the spare, at least once a month. To help you remember, sign up for free monthly email reminders from

Regular rotation of your tires will also help prevent irregular and premature wear. 40% of drivers have not rotated their tires within the recommended interval of at least 8,000 miles. A healthy habit many people follow is to rotate their tires with every oil change. This section contains explanations of various rotation methods.

Repair is the final area of maintenance covered in this area. There are occasions where tires can be repaired and others where they should not be. When in doubt about repairability consult your tire professional.