All tires wear down over time because of their constant contact with the road. Having worn down tires can be dangerous when braking on wet roads. Hydroplaning occurs when the tire’s grooves are so worn down that they don’t channel water out from beneath the tread. When this happens, your tread skims the water’s surface, and the steering wheel becomes useless. Keep your tires in working condition to avoid accidents.
Your need new tires if…
- Your tread depth is below 1/16 of an inch (1.6 millimeters). To get an estimiation of your tread depth, use a penny and insert it “head down” into the tread. If you can see Lincoln’s entire head, you need new tires.
- Your tread wear indicator bar is visible. Flat rubber bars run perpendicular to the tread. If you see them, it’s time for new tires.
- Your tire’s sidewall is showing visible cracks or cuts. Take this seriously; your tires may soon start to leak.
Your tires have developed bulges or blisters. Weak spots on tires show up around blisters or bulges and can blow out your tires.
- If you see any of these signs, you need to have them checked and replaced. We carry a number of brand name tires to choose from, and our trained technicians will install them properly.
Come in to our shop, or contact us via phone or email, and we will assist you.