Winter Car Maintenance | Rte2 Hyundai Leominster, MA

Tires are the one part of your car that connects with the road, which makes them an important part of your vehicle. Today there are a lot of factors to consider when looking at and purchasing tires. It can be a stressful process, but that is why we are going to help you out with some tips.

How do I know when I need new tires?

Tires are considered worn out when they have less than 2/32 of an inch of tread remaining. You might be wondering: how do I figure that out? Luckily, there is a simple test. Take a penny and with Lincoln’s head upside-down, put it between the tread and blocks of the tire. If you are not able to see the top of Lincoln’s head, you have more than 2/32 of an inch left of tread, but if you can see the top of his head, it is time to find some new tires.

How do I find the right tire for my vehicle?

Well, the first thing to do is find the proper size for your vehicle. You will want to find the correct size, speed rating, and load carrying capacity. Often you will choose tires similar to the original tires on your vehicle and an automotive service technician will be able to help you out with that.

After you have found the correct tire size for your vehicle, it is time to consider other tire features. Tires are specifically designed for different kinds of driving conditions. That means getting the right tires could improve your overall driving experience. For example, for people with long winters and lots of snow, winter tires are a good option. They are actually designed to give you traction during poor driving conditions in the winter. There are also mud terrain tires that are great for off-road driving but can also be used on the highway. There are also tires that are designed to give you and your passengers a smoother ride.

Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed by tire options. Instead, just make sure you find the right tires for you! You have the power to customize your tires to fit your needs. Keep these ideas in mind when shopping for your next set of tires!

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