Tires are often the most taken-for-granted part of the car. They get kicked, worn, and they eventually go bald. However, tire safety is extremely important if you want to protect yourself from common road hazards.
This month, we will start to experience the “First Flush” of rainstorms and slippery roads. “First Flush” conditions often cause vehicles to hydroplane more easily because the oil has not yet been fully washed off the roadway and the tires don’t grip as well they would in normal wet weather conditions.
Don’t forget about your treks up into the mountains for skiing. You’ll not only come across possible rain, but also heavy or light snow, black ice, hail, and other winter weather. Are your tires in good enough shape to handle these weather conditions?
It is dangerous and illegal to drive a vehicle with extremely worn or damaged tires. Tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves and no fabric breaks or exposed cords. The distance between the edge of a penny and the top of Lincoln’s head is about 2/32 of an inch. A quick way to check your tire tread is to slide a penny into a tread groove. If you can see Lincoln’s head, your tires are worn out.
Robert’s Auto Repair is here to serve you and make sure your tires carry you safely with each journey. We will check your tires for proper inflation and wear. We will also rotate your tires as is recommended by your vehicle or tire manufacturer. Watch our video so see how we do tires in our service center here at Robert’s Auto Repair.
Call us at 831-373-1534 for an appointment with our Tire Service Center. You will receive a FREE automobile safety inspection if you mention this blog before the end of November.