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Why not wait until it's smooth to replace my tires?
with low tread depth (not much rubber left) can be dangerous when
braking on wet or snow-covered 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 treads only skim the water's
surface and the steering wheel won't respond. Keep your tires in working
When stopping your tires are what actually makes contact with the road to stop the vehicle... if the tread is warn down your stopping power will be diminished.
So when do you recommend I should look into getting new tires?
Around 4/32 of an inch left it's a good idea to start looking for new tires. By that time your tires will start to lose breaking power and have a higher risk of hydroplaning.
So when do I NEED new tires?
- Your tread depth is below 1/16 of an inch (1.6 millimeters or 2/32''). To get a rough idea 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 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.
What thirty seconds of huh?? Who knows this stuff?