If your tires look like this, you need tires!
If they look like these then the obvious answer is YES YOU DO. The problem is that the wear is on the inside of the tire where you would NEVER think to look and our tires are part of our cars and trucks that we simply do not take the time to look at on a daily or monthly basis even. If we don't feel a vibration or see something ovbious or hear something odd while driving it doesn't even cross our mind.
It is something we turn to our automotive mechanic to take care of and why getting in for those service checks with a team that you trust is important because they care about your safety! Here we look at everything.
Here are some interesting tire statistics that show you the safety and durability of tires from the manufacturer. Some standards and How-to's:
In an attempt to boost performance, tire manufacturers analyze the capabilities of their tires under a variety of road conditions and speeds to ensure the safety and durability of their tires. These tests are conducted on all factory-made tires whether they are intended for rain, snow, off-road, performance or fuel conservation. Among the many tests done on new tires is stopping distance. Stopping distance is the span of road that it takes for a vehicle to come to a complete stop.
Several factors determine the stopping distance of a tire. These include the materials and construction of the tire, its tread patterns and the vehicle on which it's mounted. That's why it is so important to choose the right tire for your car, van or truck. Fortunately we can help you determine which tires are best suited for your vehicle, and your day to day driving demands.
A simple way to determine whether you need tires is the quarter test. Insert a quarter upside down into your tire's tread. If the tread of your tire does not touch George Washington's head, it's time to have your tires replaced.
5/32" or greater depth - Your tires are in good condition and do not need to be replaced.
4/32" Depth: Your tires should be monitored and you may notice a decline in wet weather performance.
3/32" Depth: Monitor your tires closely and replace them soon to ensure your vehicle is road ready, safe, and dependable.
2/32" Depth or less: You need tires now. Driving is unsafe with tires in this condition and should be replaced righ away.
Trust your tires to our team of automotive technicians here at 5591 Westerville Road or Uptown to ensure you stay safe at all times while driving the roads of Westerville. It's our job to keep you safe and we take it seriously!
Westerville Automotive providing top automotive repairs and service in Westerville Ohio for 20+ years with top trained ASE technicians in 2 locations. From oil changes to transmission repairs, our team will get you on the road and keep yoou traveling safely. Our goal is your complete customer satisfaction. Westerville Automotive is a Preferred Jasper Engines & Transmissions Owner Installer with NAPA AutoCare Center backed by exceptional customer services.
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