Do You Need New Tires?


When your tires start to go, you really shouldn't. Account for tread wear, exposure to the elements and tire age, and you'll know when it's time to change.


Tread wear

To test your tread depth, Abraham Lincoln's the best man for the job. Put a penny head first into a few tread grooves. If you can see his whole head, it's probably time to tell those tires to hit the road.

What's up with tread depth?
Tire treads, like people, shouldn't be shallow. It's not safe. Good treads give tires a good grip on the road. Worn treads don't respond well in rain and snow, and cause other car parts to wear before they should.
Exposure to the elements
Honestly, your tires can't handle the heat. High temperatures and ultraviolet rays could make your tires go a little early.
Tire age
Tires don't exactly get better with age. Vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your tires after six years. Tire manufacturers usually say ten. You should check your specific manufacturer's recommendation. Or you can always ask us. We tend to know these types of things.


Regardless of tread wear, many vehicle manufacturers generally recommend that you replace your tires after six years. Most tire manufacturers recommend that you replace your tires at 10 years. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations on your specific tires.


Exposure to heat and the sun’s ultraviolet rays may cause structural changes to your tires. Actually, any extreme weather conditions — from cold temperatures, ice and snow to heat — can combine with rocks, potholes and road conditions to wear down and damage your tires. That’s why we make sure to help you choose the right tire for your climate and season.


I Need New Tires

When it’s time to buy new tires, we want to make your experience as simple and smooth as possible. We have an extensive selection of quality tires to fit your vehicle, your budget and your driving style. You’ll find everything from economy to ultra–high performance tires, in the size you need, from brands you trust — including our popular Bridgestone and Firestone brands. Find the tires you need – you can start right here.

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