Need A Tire Change?Jun 1th, 2019
Need A Tire Change?
New and properly rotated and inflated tires can do a lot for your car and driving. Your fuel efficiency will improve, your drive will feel more comfortable, and, most importantly, the safety of your ride will be at its highest. But when exactly do “new” tires become “old” tires? If you are in need of a tire change in London, or you are looking for a new set of tires for your Mazda, then our Pfaff Mazda dealership service department is the place for you. In this article, we will be taking a look at some indicators that you may need a tire replacement.
Tire maintenance and replacements can be pricey, but it’s important you don’t cut corners. There are few things less safe than driving on dangerous tires. Saving a few dollars won’t feel that sweet when your tire blows up while driving on the highway. It could leave you stranded, or worse. While there aren’t many one-size-fits-all answers regarding when you should replace your used tires, here are a few questions to ask yourself when debating whether or not to replace your tires.
How deep should my tread depth be?
The threads of your tire should never fall below 1/16 of an inch. You can purchase an inexpensive tire gauge to get an accurate reading of your tire’s tread depth. Take note that frequent driving in rain or snow will require more tread, so if you’re right on the borderline, but frequently travel in the rain or snow, you should air on the side of caution and replace your tires as soon as possible.
Is my tire damaged?
While some tire damage is obvious to spot and inhibits your tire’s ability to stay inflated, other, less noticeable damage, can still be dangerous. Just because your damaged tire doesn’t go flat immediately, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be replaced. Be on the lookout for bubbles, deep cuts, or embedded objects. Some damage can be repaired at home or at an auto shop, but sometimes the damage is too severe and you will need to replace the tire. If your tire is damaged and you’re unsure of the severity, take it in to be looked at by a professional.
When replacing tires, its best to do them all at once, or at the very least, in pairs. This will optimize performance and traction leading to a safer ride. If you are a London resident looking for a tire change, then Pfaff Mazda and our service department is the place for you. Click here to find our contact information, schedule a service appointment, or to talk to a representative.