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Tires are the one part of our car that we do not ever think about, until there’s an issue. Yet, there may be issues ready to appear even if the tires look normal. Getting new tires may increase your fuel economy, improve performance (notably in dangerous situations), improve reliability, and lessen the chance of damage due to a tire blowout. If you have concerns about getting tires too soon, we can help guide you about the risk/reward of not switching tires in time.
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The diminished safety of your vehicle is the biggest potential hazard of not replacing your tires. Shabby tires can increase braking distances and diminish traction in emergency conditions. So, the next time a car cuts you off it will take longer to stop and be harder to miss. Even though you may never face an emergency situation, the aggravation of needing to change a flat is an experience a lot of us would choose to prevent. Conversely, the benefit of switching worn tires is that it’ll take less space to brake in emergency conditions and you’ll have increased maneuverability to dodge such conditions. In addition, you’ll never be forced to get your hands nasty fixing a flat tire on the road.
It is vital to understand when to replace your tires. There are 2 easy ways to know when it’s time to change your tires. The 1st method is figuring out the age of the tires. If your tires are more than six years old then you should change them. The second method in deciding if you should replace your tires is measuring the tread depth. The acknowledged smallest safe tread depth is 2/32 inches. You need to change your tires if your tires have reached that depth.
How do I know what my tread depth is? You can get specially designed gauges that will figure out exactly how much tread depth there is. Those instruments are ideal if you have to know the exact depth, but if you just want to see if you need to replace the tires all you need is a single penny. Orientate the penny so Abraham Lincoln’s head is downward facing and place it inside the tread. If Abraham Lincoln’s head is the same as the tire tread then you ought to start thinking about replacing.
If the tires are 6 years old (or older), then you need to switch them, even if they appear to have tread remaining. Extended exposure to the elements and other factors may make the tire to break down over time. When the tire starts to disintegrate it may be more likely to develop air leaks and/or blow outs. Warning signs of your tires decaying are color fading, brittleness, and tire cracks. If you observe any of these indications, you ought to switch your tires as soon as possible.
If you have a blowout you may be tempted to change the tire that failed. However, depending on your car, truck, or SUV and the tread depth left on the other tires, it may be necessary to change out two or possibly even all four tires. If the tread on all of your tires are not equal it can cause irregular tire wear and excess friction on your drivetrain components. It’s suggested that when changing a tire that you also replace its counterpart on the opposite side of the car. Change both back tires or front tires, never just 1 tire alone. The special case is All-Wheel Drive vehicles. All four tires must be switched out to assure that the system operates accurately.
Are you looking for one of the best places to get the tires changed on your Mazda car or SUV in the Houston area? Team Gillman Mazda invites you to schedule your tire replacement at our local service center. We handle all brands and types of vehicles. Schedule now or stop by at your convenience.
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