Your vehicle's tires make constant contact with the road. Over time and with normal wear-and-tear, your tires become worn down. This can be dangerous when braking on wet or snow-covered roads. Hydroplaning occurs when the tire's grooves are so worn down that they don't channel water out from beneath the tread. When this happens, your treads only skim the water's surface and the steering wheel won't respond. Keep your tires in working condition.
How do I know if I need new tires?
- Your tread depth is below 2/32 of an inch (1.6 millimeters). To get a rough idea of your tread depth, use a penny and insert it "head down" into the tread. If you can see Lincoln's entire head, you need new tires.
- Your tread wear indicator bar is visible. Flat rubber bars run perpendicular to the tread. If you see them, it's time for new tires.
- Your tire's sidewall is showing visible cracks or cuts. Take this seriously; your tires may soon start to leak.
- If your tire(s) has a bulge or blister, it may have sustained an impact that has damaged the tire internally. Have it dismounted for proper inspection immediately.
- If you see fabric (steel, polyester, nylon, or other commonly used construction reinforcement materials) anywhere on the sidewall or tread, the tire is dangerous and should be replaced immediately.
If you see any of these signs, you need to have them checked and replaced. We carry a number of brand name tires to choose from, and our trained technicians will install them properly.
Come in to our shop, call, or email us, and we will assist you.
Call us today at (540) 347-1500!