The tires on your car are critical to its safe operation. Tires must shoulder the weight of the vehicle, transfer grip and brake force to the road, and absorb shocks in the road. This is why it’s so important to get the tires inspected regularly. An experienced service technician can check the tires for wear and signs of deterioration. Some tire problems can be fixed, but many times, the only solution is a new set of tires. If you live in Flagstaff, new tires are easy to buy when you visit Flagstaff Chevrolet.
The depth of the tire tread is crucial. Tire tread supplies the traction needed for the vehicle to drive safely on wet roads. The grooves in a tire’s tread push water away from the surface of the tire. When the tread is worn, there’s no place for the water to go. As a result, the vehicle rides on a sheet of water instead of the road surface, a condition known as hydroplaning. This can easily lead to a serious accident.
How do you know when it’s time to buy a new set of tires at a Flagstaff new tire dealer? There’s an easy test. All you need is a penny. Grasp a penny with Lincoln’s head pointing down and push it into the groove in the tread. If part of Lincoln’s head is hidden by the tread, the tires are still good. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it means the tread is too shallow, and the tires should be replaced.
Another way to tell if your car needs new tires is by their age. Old tires may need to be replaced, even if the tread doesn’t appear to be worn. Some tire manufacturers advise replacing their car’s tires every six years. Others recommend replacing old tires when they get to be 10 years old. Check with the tires’ manufacturer or stop by the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center if you’re unsure when to replace your car’s tires.
There are many different brands and types of tires available today. It can be challenging to know which tires are the best ones for your car. If you’re satisfied with the way your vehicle drives with your current tires, it’s a good idea to buy the same ones. The tires that came with your car were designed to be the best fit.
Some tire brands are of higher quality than others, so selecting one of the better brands is recommended. Visit Flagstaff Chevrolet and discover our exceptional selection of tires by brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Firestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin, Pirelli, Uniroyal and more! Use our website’s Tire Finder tool and discover the best tires for your car. Simply enter your vehicle’s year, make, model and tire size. Or visit the Flagstaff Chevrolet Service Center and talk to one of our staff members, who will be glad to recommend the best tires for your car.
Flagstaff Chevrolet is located at 1118 Historic Rte. 66 in Flagstaff. Check our website for our current hours and directions.