With winter approaching, it's a good time to check your tires to see if you need them replaced. Tires are a significant component of your vehicle's performance. And when the roads in the Huntington, IN, area get slick with snow or other inclement weather, you want to ensure that your tires' have proper traction and grip so you can stay safe. Keep reading to learn a few signs that indicate you might need a new set of tires.

Three Ways to Tell If You Need New Tires

  • Check the Tread: When you bring your vehicle to our service center in Columbia City, IN, for a tune-up, our technicians can inspect the tread depth of your tires. You'll want to have an adequate amount of tire tread for winter conditions especially, so make sure you keep an eye on the depth of your tires' tread.
  • Cracking and Hardening: If you notice any cracking, hardening, or other damage on your tires, the safe bet is to ask one of our technicians to take a look at your tires to check if they need to be repaired or replaced.
  • Five-Year Rule: After you've had your tires for five years, it's a good idea to have them inspected once a year by a professional, so you can be sure they're suitable to be on the road. And if it's been 10 years or more, we recommend that you get a new set of tires from our parts department near Warsaw, IN.
How to Extend the Life of Your Tires

If you want to save money and keep your set of tires you have for a while, there are a number of basic things you can do. You can make sure that your tires have enough air by checking your tire pressure regularly. You can also get tire rotations and alignments that will help ensure even wear when you're out and about in the Fort Wayne, IN, area.

Need Help?

If you want to set up an appointment at our service center near North Manchester, IN, for an inspection or buy a new set of tires from us at City Ford, we are happy to help you out. Get in touch today!

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