Does You Car Need New Tires?

How You Can Tell

As the first point of contact with the road, the tires are essential for the safety, control, and comfort of your vehicle. Although the tires are built to withstand the daily rigors of the road, even they will begin to wear out over time. In these situations, it’s important for you to recognize the signs of degradation and act quickly, so you can continue to experience the positive benefits the tires provide you. That’s why AMPM Automotive in Rockville, Maryland is here to help. If you suspect issues with your vehicle’s tires, make sure you perform these two tests!

Visual Inspection

If you suspect something is wrong with your vehicle’s wheels, and that you may need some tire repair, take some time to inspect each one! Does it look flat? Is there any damage? Are there any nails stuck inside of the wheel? You’ll be surprised to see the amount of punishment the tires can take, so it’s important that you carefully inspect them for any signs of damage. Make sure that you check the tread and the sidewalls of your vehicle for any damage or wear marks.

Using this information, you’ll be able to communicate that to one of our auto professionals so they can provide the necessary services to ensure you’re driving with a safe set of tires.

Penny Test

When it comes to the tread of your vehicle’s tires, it’ll take more than a visual inspection to determine its condition. Enter the Penny Test. Using a penny, insert it headfirst into the middle of the tire’s tread. If you can see the very top of Abraham Lincoln, that indicates the tread is below the recommended level and you’ll need to replace the tire. Continuing to drive a tire with low tire tread can leave you vulnerable to problems such as skidding and hydroplaning when in inclement weather.

If you notice your vehicle requires new tires, make sure you schedule a visit with AMPM Automotive in Rockville, Maryland. We can find the best tire for you and your vehicle and quickly install it, so you can enjoy the benefits it provides right away!

Written by AMPM Automotive

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