Tire maintenance is extremely important for ensuring your own safety while you drive. Your tires are what allow you to move. However, a tire failure will prohibit this, and it will likely happen while you are driving, which does not always end well. Tire maintenance is very easy to do, and you should be able to do it yourself. First, you will want to read the manual that came with the car and locate the tire section. In there, you will see various tidbits of information regarding how much air should be in the tires, when to refill, air pressure, load rating, etc. These are all very important to ensure your tires won't fail due to preventable issues. Checking your tire pressure is very easy, and yet only about 15% of drivers actually check their tire's pressure every month. Also, don't forget to check your spare tire either, because that very well can be on your car if you have a flat tire at some point. Rotating your tires you probably can't do yourself, but it is very easy for a mechanic to do. Regular rotations will ensure that equal wear is given to each tire, which will make them last longer as a group. Tires should be rotated about every 5,000 miles, or twice a year. Tire maintenance is a very important topic and should not be taken lightly. If you would like more information on tire maintenance, please check out the various articles on the subject while you are in this section.