When You Should Have Your Tires Replaced

Keeping your vehicle in good shape will extend its life and help it run efficiently. Tires are made to enhance stability, traction, handling, and braking, which is why it is important that they stay in optimal shape. Over time, tires will wear and should be replaced to avoid a blow out or other potentially dangerous issues.

You can perform the Penny Test to see if your tires have adequate traction. Take a penny and insert it between the tread blocks. If you are not able to see the top of Lincoln's head, then you have about 2/32 or more of tread, so your tires still have good traction. When you can see the top of Lincoln's head, schedule an appointment at Pitre Kia of Las Cruces to have them replaced.

You should also check your tires for cracks on the sidewall. You may notice grooves that indicate your tire is developing a leak. Be sure to look out for bulges and blisters on the outside of your tires because they can cause a sudden blow out.

 

 

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