Hyannis MA Tires FAQ

Hyannis MA Tires FAQ

Cars require a lot of maintenance. But regularly checking to make sure everything is in working order can drastically reduce how much you spend and how long your car is in the shop. One of the biggest things to keep on top of is your tires. Popping a tire renders your car useless almost immediately, and a tow can be an unfortunate expense on top of new tires. Read on to learn how you can be aware of the state of your Hyannis MA tires.

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

Keeping an eye on how deep the tread of your tires are is the easiest way to know if you need new ones. You’ve probably heard of this trick before, but if you’re skeptical, we’re here to tell you that it actually works! All you need is a penny and about 2 minutes to check all four tires. Slip the penny “head first” into the tread. If you can see President Lincoln’s head, you need new tires. If you can’t, congratulations! That means you have at least 1/16 of an inch of tread depth, and you don’t need new tires just yet.

Why Does Tread Matter?

You may be wondering what significance 1/16 of an inch can make in the grand scheme of things. The tread of your tires allows them to properly grip the road and keep you safe in a variety of conditions. In fact, tread depth is so important that it’s even illegal in some states to have a too shallow tread depth. In Massachusetts, the minimum tread depth is 2/32 inches (or 1/16), so your penny test is the perfect way to prevent any hefty fines.

How Can I Maintain My Tires?

Most car manufacturers suggest replacing your tires every six years, while tire manufacturers usually say they need to be replaced every ten years. Consult a Hyannis MA tire professional – like the ones here at Dan’s Tire & Auto Repair – to learn exactly when you should replace your tires.

But tires can wear prematurely or unevenly for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with how you’re driving. Extreme weather conditions, improper inflation, or even incorrect alignment can cause tires to wear more quickly. It’s important to have your tires rotated regularly and inspected by a professional. For more information or to have your Hyannis MA tires checked, stop by our location on Route 28 in West Yarmouth, MA.

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