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When To Get New Tires?

when to get new tires

Until there’s a failure, the tires are one part of our vehicle that we don’t think about. However, there might be some issues ready to surface even if the tires seem fine. Switching to new tires may improve your fuel economy, improve performance (specifically in dangerous situations), increase dependability, and reduce the risk of damage caused by a blowout. We can help advise you about the risk/reward of not replacing tires in time if you are worried about replacing your tires too quickly.



What Is The Benefit of Getting Your Vehicle’s Tires Replaced?

The largest problem of not changing your tires is the reduced safety of your car, truck, or SUV. Worn tires may increase braking distances and decrease traction in crisis situations. The next instance where a vehicle pulls out in front of you it might take even longer to brake and be harder to avoid. Even if you don’t come across a dangerous situation, the aggravation of having to repair a flat is an experience many of us would choose to prevent. On the other hand, the advantage of switching shabby tires is that it will take less time to stop in crisis situations and you’ll have better handling to miss such conditions. Another positive, you’ll never be forced to get dirty changing a worn tire on the highway.

Replacing Tires: How to Know When it’s Time?

It’s imperative to realize when you should change your vehicle’s tires. We suggest two simple systems to figure out when it is time to change your current tires. The 1st way is figuring out the age of your tires. If your tires are over 6 years old then you should change them. The second factor in determining if you ought to replace your tires is the tread depth. The recognized smallest safe tread depth is 2/32 inches. You ought to replace your tires if your tires have worn down to that depth.

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Tread Depth: How to Figure It Out?

How do I know my tread depth? There are specialized gauges that will measure precisely how much tread depth there is. Those gauges are ideal if you must know the precise depth, but if you just need to know if you ought to replace the tires all that is required is a solitary penny. Orientate the penny so Lincoln’s head is facing down and place it inside the tire tread. If Lincoln’s head is the same as the tire tread then you ought to start thinking about replacing.

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How Long Are Tires Useable?

If your tires are 6 years old (or older), then you need to switch them, even if they have lots of tread left. Exposure to the elements and other outside factors will make the tire to disintegrate over time. When the tire starts to disintegrate it could be more prone to develop air leaks and/or blow outs. Indications of your tires disintegrating might be faded color, brittleness, and cracks in the tire itself. If you observe any of these examples you ought to change your tires immediately.

what to do after a blowout?

A Tire Blew Out, Now What Are The Options?

After a blowout you may be tempted to just change the tire that failed. Depending on your car, truck, or SUV and the tread left on the other tires it may be required that you change out 2 or possibly even all 4 tires and that is absolutely normal. If the tread depth on all of your tires are not the same it can induce irregular tire wear and excess friction on the drivetrain. It is suggested that when replacing a tire that you switch out its matching tire on the other side of the vehicle. Change both front tires or both back tires, never 1 tire alone. The one difference is All-Wheel Drive vehicles. All four tires need to be replaced to ensure the system operates correctly.



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Schedule an Acura Tire Change In Houston TX

Are you looking for one of the best places to get the tires changed on your Acura car or SUV in the Houston area? Gillman Acura 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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