Why is it important?
When the tread of your tires is worn down, traction with the road is negatively affected, especially when driving in the rain, ice, or snow. Tires older than six years can dry out and crack, which could lead to a tire blowout while driving. New tires provide much better handling, and can even improve your vehicle’s fuel economy.
What we inspect
Our technicians will determine the tread depth of your tires, as well as their age, to determine whether it’s necessary to replace them. We’ll also offer you opinions as to what tires would best suit your driving needs.
When should you get your tires replaced?
Measuring the depth of your tires’ treads is one of the most common ways to determine how effectively they create traction while driving. The simplest way to do this is by inserting a quarter into the center of the tire’s tread with the ‘heads’ side pointed down. If the tire tread is even with the top of the ‘head’ on the quarter, it’s still safe to drive, but it may be wise to begin considering new tires. If it’s not even close, you should replace them right away.
Age is also a factor in whether it’s time to replace your tires. If your tires are over six years old, the rubber can become dry and crack, which can lead to a flat tire, or – much worse – a blowout while driving.
*The mechanics of Archie’s Brake & Quick Lube are committed to treating your vehicle like family, which is why all maintenance schedules and service intervals will follow Manufacturer’s Recommendations, where applicable.
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