When Is A Good Time To Replace Your Tires?

December 2nd, 2015
Tires in Enterprise, ALLike anything else on your car, your tires will wear out over time. Worn tires will lose traction and will result in poorer ride quality and handling, but it happens slowly enough that it can be hard to notice. Here’s a little rundown on things to look for as your tires age: 
 
  • Tread depth is the surest indicator. States mandate a minimum of 2/32” tread depth, but really anything under 4/32” (1/8”) is too low. Here’s an easy way to check your tread depth. Insert a penny into a tread groove, Lincoln’s head down. If any of Abe’s hair is covered, your tread is at 2/32” or better. Now, try the same test with a quarter. Does the tread reach Washington’s head? That’s a depth of 4/32”. Then, one more time with the penny&helli ...[more]
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How to Get The Most Out Of Your Tires

November 4th, 2015
Tires in Dothan, ALIt’s pretty easy to lay down $600 or more for a decent set of tires for your car, truck, minivan or SUV. That kind of money is an investment…and you want to get the most out of that investment. Here are some pretty important things to remember as you start to rack up the miles on your tires: 
  • Inflation Levels: There’s hardly anything that’s more important to your tires than proper inflation. Underinflated tires will wear prematurely, drive and handle poorly and cost you more money in terms of fuel economy due to their increased rolling resistance. Worse, underinflated tires generate more heat, which breaks down the tire’s internal structure and raises the chances of tire failure. Check your recommended inflation levels, usually on the driver’s door jamb, and regular ...[more]
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