Why Taking Care of Your Tires Are Important
There are many reasons on why it is important to care for your tires. It will help you stop quicker. It will also help you stay planted on the roads when you travel. The safety of you, your family, and others on the road matters. On a performance level, tires that are healthy and well can help you grip each turn better and stay within your line when racing on a track. Both on a daily travel commute or on a performance leveled racing track, tires are one of the biggest important factors on your cars overall health.
Tire Tread Depth
The tread depth on a tire dictates on how worn your tires are. As you drive, they get worn from rubbing on the road and other types of hard surfaces. Once they get overly worn, it can significantly impact the way your car performs. With worn tires it has been proven that stopping distance does increase. What that means, it will take longer for your car to come to a stop. This extremely dangerous if you tires are worn as it can effect you greatly and cause a crash during a rainy day.
Understanding Tread Depth & When to Get New Tires
As long as your tires are above 4/32 of an inch, this is still regulated as safe for your tires. Once your tire tread depth reaches past that, it is time for a new set of tires. It is super easy to measure your tread depth with a simple penny in your cup holder or cracks and crevasses of your car. Once you have found that penny, insert the coin upside down into the tread groove with Lincolns head facing you. You can do this as well with a quarter, just insert it the same way upside down with the person facing you. If the tread touches Washingtons head, it is time to replace those tires.
Healthy Tires Equal Safe Rides
So overall, check your tires every time you drive and or once a month. Make sure you rotate your tires accordingly and make sure to check your vehicles alignment to make sure there isn’t any uneven wear. If you need new tires and or suggestions for your ride, don’t forget to give us a call and or email to get your next set. We ship nation wide and offer great customer service and options on tires you want.