Checking for Wear
The simplest way to check for wear is to do the penny test. Place a penny inside the tire tread with the top of Lincoln's head facing towards the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, your tread is worn and needs replacing. The legal limit for tire tread depth in most states is 2/32".
It's always a good idea to regularly check your tires for proper alignment. This way, you'll ensure your tires will last the full life for which they were intended. Ask us for an alignment inspection today.
Checking Tire Pressure
Check your tire pressure monthly when tires are cold (or have been sitting for 45-60 minutes). Air pressure changes 1-2 pounds for every 10 degrees of temperature change. Always keep the vehicle manufacturer's recommended air pressure in all your tires, including your spare.
Selecting the Right Tire
When purchasing a tire: buy the right size; consider factors such as load-carrying capacity as well as traction, tread wear and temperature grades. There is a difference between the lowest price and the best value.