Tires – The Biggest Safety Feature on Your Car

There is a reason why the Department of Motor Vehicles has a minimum tread requirement for tires…………………..SAFETY!!!

Tires are the only contact point your car has with the road. They are designed with tread patterns to improve traction in many conditions; when roads are dry, wet, snowy, and icy. When the tread is worn beyond the required specification, they will not perform as designed and the driver can have an accident resulting in injury or even death.

Often times people take for granted their tires. They think that because a vehicle is “all-wheel drive” or “four-wheel drive” that they will not have an accident during the winter. This is not the case, as many SUVs and pick-up trucks end up being towed away from accidents. Don’t fall into this trap……

The typical tire will get approximately 30,000 miles of use before needing to be replaced. What can you do to ensure the best wear and performance of your tires? Have your tires rotated every time you get your oil changed (every 3,000 – 5,000 miles), avoid potholes/bumps to make sure the vehicle remains in alignment and the tires wear evenly, and check your tire pressures to make sure that they are at the manufacturer’s specifications.

If you have any questions regarding your tires or general vehicle maintenance, please reach out to our knowledgeable service staff. They would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Happy driving!!


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