We sell and install brand name and affordable new and used tires at very competitive market prices.
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Well maintained and reliable tires are an important part of keeping your car safe—it is no help if you have fantastic brakes but tires without any threads or grip. We make sure that your tires are in a good condition, and make recommendations when it is time to do a replacement.
We work with all variety of passenger vehicles, and offer tires in any of the major categories: all-season, touring, performance, winter and snow, and off-road tires.
How to Tell if Your Car Needs New Tires
There are legal requirements as well as safety recommendations when it comes to tire health, which is mainly determined by the depth of the tire tread. In most states the law requires that tire treads meet a minimum requirement, and the best way to measure to see if your tires meet the minimum tread depth allowed by law is to use a Lincoln penny (the penny test). You can use a penny to measure if there is enough tread left on your tire by placing the penny against your tire (inside the tread) with the head portion of the penny touching the tire. The distance between the edge of the coin and top of Lincoln’s head is 2/32nd of an inch. If the tread cannot reach Lincoln’s head, then your tire does not meet the minimum legal tire tread depth.
In addition to the penny test, you can keep an eye out for manufacturer what is called ‘wear bars’ (or marks), which are embedded within the tire material by the manufacture. The markings are within grooves of the tire treads. You should replace tires before the threads are flush with the markings.
If you would like to maintain your tires at their safest it is necessary to change tires before the above criteria are met, and here is where the quarter test comes in.
With the quarter test, you will need a Washington quarter. In the case of the quarter, the distance from the edge of the coin to the top of Washington’s head is 4/32nd of an inch. Take this measurement at several points around the tire to make sure you don’t have any treads that are worn down below this threshold.