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.
Why replace your tires: All tire tread has a finite lifespan and begins to wear, eventually creating a potential safety hazard for you and your passengers. Tire wear happens with typical driving, although various other factors such as driving habits, driving conditions, and weather may shorten the life of your tires.
You might need new tires if:
- Your tread is below 4/32", or cannot pass the "penny" test
- Footstep is visibly lowered or flush with the tread bars
- Uneven tread wear
- Bulges, bumps or soft spots on the tire
- Damage to the tire that cannot be mended
Our tire technicians are trained on proper tire installation. New tire installation consists of:
- Checking the lug nuts for wear
- Installing new valve stems
- Mounting the tires
- Correct balancing of the wheels
- Inspecting the disc brake caliper clearance
- Measuring the space between calipers, tires and rims to inspect for potential obstructions
- Tightening lugs to correct torque
Come in to our shop, call, or email us, and we will assist you.