Are your tires safe?
It's easy to neglect your tires- but you will save yourself money and headaches if you pay attention to the condition of your tires. Just a few pounds of low pressure will drop your vehicle's performance and gas mileage, so it's worth making sure they are fully inflated. Over-inflating will increase wear.
A simple way to determine whether you need tires is the quarter test. Insert a quarter upside down into your tire's tread. If the tread of your tire does not touch George Washington's head, it's time to have your tires replaced. We can replace most any brand tire out there, whether Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Firestone, Yokohama, Cooper, BF Goodrich, etc.
Tread Depth & Wear
5/32" or greater depth - Your tires are in good condition and do not need to be replaced.
4/32" Depth: Your tires should be monitored and you may notice a decline in wet weather performance.
3/32" Depth: Monitor your tires closely and replace them soon to ensure your vehicle is road ready, safe, and dependable.
2/32" Depth or less: You need tires now. Driving is unsafe with tires in this condition and should be replaced right away.
Inflation: Check the air pressure monthly and before taking any long trips. Poor inflation can cause premature wear, increased fuel consumption and tire failure.
Rotation: Your tires should be rotated every 3,000-5,000 miles. When done consistently, this helps maintain proper traction and gives you the maximum tread life.
Eye Check: Inspect your tires daily for penetrations, bulges, cracks, and abnormal wear. Don't forget to check the tire edges for damage caused by misalignment or under-inflation.
Trust your tires to our team of automotive technicians at Martin Auto Center.