Obviously, you wouldn’t get far without tires on your vehicle, but having the right tires can improve fuel economy and handling.
Why having the right tires matter?
We’re going to talk about three things that play a role in tire safety: Tire size, tire pressure, and tread depth.
Having the right size tire is crucial. If they are too big, they can rub on parts of the vehicle which in turn can lead to serious damage. This is considered a safety hazard as they can suddenly burst when cornering at high speeds!
Tire pressure also plays a big part in keeping your vehicle safe and efficient. Low tire pressure increases braking distance, makes steering less responsive, and causes the tire to wear out faster. They also won’t roll as efficiently as a properly inflated tire, meaning that they will cause you to get reduced fuel economy.
The tread on the tire grips the road as you drive. Not having enough tread causes your vehicle to lose traction, which leads to longer braking times and making it harder to control in slippery weather. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm (2/32 in) for summer tires, but we highly recommend getting new ones before getting that low.
Keep tires in good shape
It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your tires for early signs of damage, as this can help prevent problems down the road. If you are unsure of whether your tires are safe to drive on, or need to be changed, you can bring your vehicle to our service department for a free inspection until the end of April.