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Even though the purchase of new tires is a big investment, it is a vital part of safe driving. Knowing what to look for when purchasing new tires will help make the decision easier. The auto technicians at your tire service center will be glad to answer your questions and offer expert advice to help you choose the right kind of tire for your vehicle.

So how often should tires be replaced?

  • Insert a U.S. penny into a tire’s tread. If Lincoln’s head is visible, it’s time for new tires. Several spots should be tested about 15 inches apart because the tires often wear unevenly.
  • Built-in “wear bars” also indicate when tires should be changed. If the wear bar is flush with the outside of the tread, it’s time to replace the tire.

Here are a few tips to consider when buying new tires:

  • Correct wheel size. Understand the tire code so that you purchase the proper size tire that fits the wheels of your vehicle. You will find this sizing information in your owner’s manual and on the information placard. Buying mismatched tires is a poor investment and creates a safety hazard.
  • Buy a full, matching set. This provides a greater level of safety plus peace of mind knowing that all four tires will provide equal service. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle it is especially important to help prevent serious transmission issues.
  • Check the spare. Make sure the spare tire is still in good shape.
  • Correct alignment and balancing. When you have new tires installed, make sure they are both aligned and balanced. Otherwise, your new tires will wear out prematurely and result in hazardous driving.
  • Break in your new tires slowly. This will ensure they begin to wear properly and that your alignment and suspension are in good order. The tire manufacturer will recommend the proper way to break in your tires.

Know how often should tires be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about tire service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

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Are you wondering how often should tires be replaced? Ask your tire service center to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
08
May
2019

Even though the purchase of new tires is a big investment, it is a vital part of safe driving. Knowing what to look for when purchasing new tires will help make the decision easier. The auto technicians at your tire service center will be glad to answer your questions and offer expert advice to help you choose the right kind of tire for your vehicle.

So how often should tires be replaced?

  • Insert a U.S. penny into a tire’s tread. If Lincoln’s head is visible, it’s time for new tires. Several spots should be tested about 15 inches apart because the tires often wear unevenly.
  • Built-in “wear bars” also indicate when tires should be changed. If the wear bar is flush with the outside of the tread, it’s time to replace the tire.

Here are a few tips to consider when buying new tires:

  • Correct wheel size. Understand the tire code so that you purchase the proper size tire that fits the wheels of your vehicle. You will find this sizing information in your owner’s manual and on the information placard. Buying mismatched tires is a poor investment and creates a safety hazard.
  • Buy a full, matching set. This provides a greater level of safety plus peace of mind knowing that all four tires will provide equal service. If you have an all-wheel-drive vehicle it is especially important to help prevent serious transmission issues.
  • Check the spare. Make sure the spare tire is still in good shape.
  • Correct alignment and balancing. When you have new tires installed, make sure they are both aligned and balanced. Otherwise, your new tires will wear out prematurely and result in hazardous driving.
  • Break in your new tires slowly. This will ensure they begin to wear properly and that your alignment and suspension are in good order. The tire manufacturer will recommend the proper way to break in your tires.

Know how often should tires be replaced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about tire service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

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