No matter the type of vehicle you drive, tire replacements are essential to keep you safe on the road. If you need your tires replaced, then stop by Sheehy Auto Stores. Our expert service team will be happy to get you back on the road.
A tire gets its grip on the road through the tread. New tires have deep tread and will have the best traction on the road. Over time, this tread gets worn and the depth gets smaller. Eventually, the depth will get so small that the tire will no longer be doing its job.
How dangerous is driving with tires with little tread? Because of its loss of traction, driving with worn tires is very dangerous for you and other drivers around you. As you brake, you may find yourself slipping into an intersection, hitting a car in front of you, or sliding into a ditch. While you should have good tires year-round, driving with bad tires is even more dangerous during the winter months and when the roads are wet. Overall, you should immediately get your tires replaced once the tread gets too low.
When Should I Replace the Tires on My Car?
While you may already know the dangers of driving with bad tires, you may not know when you should get this maintenance done. To check yourself, take a quarter and place it headfirst into the tread. If you can see the top of the president’s head, it’s time to get your tires replaced.
Also, keep receipts so you know when the last time you got a tire replacement was. The typical driver will get their tires replaced after three or four years. Of course, this varies on your driving habits. If your tires are approaching five years or older, you should get them replaced regardless of the amount of tread you have left on those tires. Old tires can develop cracks on the outside or on the inside where you can’t see it. Much like an old rubber band, the tread can separate, leading to a dangerous situation.
If you aren’t sure if you need a tire replacement or are looking for a quality place to get your tires replaced, contact us here at Sheehy Auto Stores. We will replace your tires as quickly as we can while still providing the high-quality service that drivers near the Washington DC area love.