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How To Care For Michelin All-Season Tires: Driving, Storage, And Upkeep

Some Michelin all-season tires, like the Michelin Energy Saver A/S, carry a 105,000km warranty, which could last you years depending on how much you drive.

But in order to get the most out of your tread life, and keep your warranty coverage, you’ll need to invest in proper storage and upkeep, and take time to learn tread-saving driving techniques.

Don’t worry, with TIRECRAFT by your side, it’s easy. Today’s post runs down all you need to know to protect your investment and get more life out of your treads.

Read on to learn how to take care of your Michelin all-season tires, or contact a TIRECRAFT near you to start a personalized consultation with our in-house tire experts.

Michelin All-Season Tire Care: Driving Tips For Healthy Treads

While the minimum safe tire tread depth is 2/32”, most experts recommend replacing your tires at the 4/32” mark, as shallow treads increase your risk of hydroplaning and loss of traction.

To minimize treadwear on your Michelin all-season tires, try to:

  • Reduce your speed while taking corners and curves
  • Minimize sharp steering
  • Avoid driving over potholes, crossing train tracks, or hitting speed bumps at high speeds
  • Coast where possible and avoid heavy braking while traveling at high speeds
  • Remove any excess weight from your vehicle before you take it on the road
  • Steer clear of rough road surfaces, especially on hot days

Michelin All-Season Tire Care: Maintenance Matters

To keep your Michelin all-season tires in shape, and maintain your Limited Manufacturer’s warranty coverage, you will need to invest in the following maintenance services regularly:

  • Tire pressure monitoring and inflation to manufacturer’s recommendation, at least once per month
  • Tire rotation, typically once every 10,000km or 6 months of driving
  • Wheel balances, typically once every 20,000km or 12 months of driving
  • Tire alignment, typically once every 20,000km or 12 months of driving
  • Brake inspections, typically once every 20,000km or 12 months of driving

Your local TIRECRAFT does it all, and if you sign up for the MyTIRECRAFT Rewards program today, you can collect discount dollars on every service.

Michelin All-Season Tire Care: Storage Tips For The Off-Season

Even with diligent driving habits and proper maintenance, careless storage practices could destroy your Michelin all-season tires in the off-season.

To protect your Michelin all-season tire investment through the winter months, follow these storage guidelines, or go pro with storage solutions at your local TIRECRAFT:

  1. Wash and dry your wheels/tires before storing
  2. Skip the dressings—they can damage the rubber compounds used in your Michelin all-season tire
  3. Bag your tires and try to create an airtight environment to reduce evaporation of oils from the rubber compounds
  4. Find a suitable location in a climate-controlled space
  5. Avoid exposure to chemicals and solvents, and do not store your tires near electric motors that generate ozone (e.g., generators, compressors, furnaces, sump pumps, central vacuum cleaners, etc.)
  6. Never hang unmounted tires, as this can damage and distort them
  7. If your tires are on rims, consider stacking, but try not to stack too high

Get A Free Quote On Michelin All-Season Tires: Contact TIRECRAFT

To browse the complete lineup of Michelin all-season tires and get a free quote on any maintenance service, use the Find a TIRECRAFT tool.

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