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FREE TIRE ROTATION!
When you purchase a set of tires from us we will rotate them as often as they need it for free!
It doesn't matter if you need tires for your car, SUV, off-road jeep, truck, high performance, or trailer, we have got you covered. And if you need a speciality tire, then we can order it for you.
We offer a great selection of tire brands like Michelin, BF Goodrich, Uniroyal, Cooper, Mastercraft, Nexen, Kumho, Hankook, Capitol, Negotiator, Falken, Sumitomo, Goodryde, and many others.
How To Know If You Need New Tires: 5 Signs
We all know tires don't last forever. They have a life expectancy which can be lengthened or shortened depending on how and on what type of terrain you drive on. So how do you know when your vehicle needs new tires? Here are 5 signs that it's time to come talk to us about a new set of tires.
1. Tread Depth
Your tread needs to be at least 1/16 of an inch deep. That is 1.6 millimeters. But, if you find yourself driving on wet surfaces regularly then it would be wise have tread that is twice that amount in depth. You can measure your tread depth by taking a penny and insert Mr. Lincoln's head down into the tread. If his head is entirely visible, then you need to consider investing in new tires very soon.
2. Tread Wear Indicator
Newly manufactured tires have indicator bars built into the tires that will tell you when the tread is becoming overly worn. They appear gradually as the tread wears down. The bars run perpendicular to the direction of the tread, and if more than a couple of them are clearly visible then the tread is getting low. When the bars are showing they are pretty obvious in wet tracks after driving through a puddle.
If you do have a crack in your tire, it will be a lot more obvious then low thread because cracks tend to form in the side of the tire. Luckily, it is very easy to do a visual check the sidewall of your tires. If you see a crack or cut in the side then it could be that your tire has a leak, developing a leak, or about to "blowout." Get these checked out for sure.
A blister or bulge can start to form on your tire if the surface of the tire begins to weaken. Most of the time, this is because the tire is defective. You don't want to drive very far on bulging tire. Get to the tire service center asap.
5. Excessive Vibration
When you are driving a vehicle there will be some amount of vibration (especially driving on bumpy parts of I-40). But, a driver with even only a few months of experience should know how normal vibration feels and when it turns to excessive. This extra vibration could mean something is wrong with one or a number of your tires. And, it could lead to a number of problems if it is allowed to continue. Be safe, not sorry.