How Do I Know if My Car Needs New Tires?

Tires are an essential part of your car, so it's important to choose the right ones for your car and keep them in great shape. When your tires are in good condition, your car will handle better, stop more quickly and drive more efficiently. If your tires are worn, they can cause issues with your car's handling, so it's important to have them replaced when the time comes. But how do you know when it's time to replace your car tires?

One easy way to determine if your tires need to be replaced is the penny test. Stick a penny in your tire tread with Lincoln's head facing down. If you can see the entire head, then you should replace your tires.

After you've had your tires for five years, you should have them checked each time you bring your car in for its recommended maintenance. Your technician can check for wear and damage, and will let you know when it's time for new tires.

To make sure your tires last as long as possible, be sure to keep up with regular maintenance. Services like tire rotations, wheel balances and just keeping your tires properly inflated can make them last longer. You're welcome to schedule service at our service center, where we can take care of your tire maintenance. When it's time to replace your tires, we can help you find the right tires for your car at our dealership.

If you're in need of new tires or tire service, be sure to visit our Peoria, IL dealership serving Washington, Morton and Pekin. We will gladly help you find the tires that are right for your car and then help you keep those tires in great shape for many more miles. Visit us at your convenience and we will take care of all your tire needs.

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