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There are three issues to consider when determining if you need to purchase new tires; tread wear, exposure to the elements, and tire age.  A common question many vehicle owners find themselves asking is, “How to tell if tires are worn out?”

  • Check the tread wear:  It just takes a penny to find out if you need new tires.  This penny can buy you peace of mind when it comes to your tires and safety. Place a penny head first into several tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Lincoln’s head, your treads are shallow and worn and your tires need to be replaced. If part of Lincoln’s head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining. This means you probably don’t need new tires.
  • Why worry about tread wear?  The most important reason is safety. When your tire treads are worn, your car may respond poorly in adverse weather conditions like rain and snow. With good treads your car will grip the road better. Also, having insufficient tread is considered illegal in many states. And finally, worn treads can make other parts of your car wear prematurely.
  • Exposure to the Elements.  Exposure to heat and the sun’s ultraviolet rays may cause structural changes to your tires. These changes are not usually a concern in moderate climates.
  • Age of your Tires:  Regardless of tread wear, most tire manufacturers recommend you replace your tires at 10 years. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations on your specific tires.

So you need new tires!  When it’s time to change your tires, your tire sales & service shop wants to make purchasing a new set as simple as possible. They will help you select quality tires to fit your vehicle, your budget and your driving style.

Wondering how to tell if tires are worn out?  Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive muffler shop for more information about tire service and to schedule an appointment.  Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN and Zimmerman, MN.

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Contact Rum River Automotive if you’re wondering how to tell if tires are worn out. Your tire service shop can inspect your tires and help you buy new tires

There are three issues to consider when determining if you need to purchase new tires; tread wear, exposure to the elements, and tire age.  A common question many vehicle owners find themselves asking is, “How to tell if tires are worn out?”

  • Check the tread wear:  It just takes a penny to find out if you need new tires.  This penny can buy you peace of mind when it comes to your tires and safety. Place a penny head first into several tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Lincoln’s head, your treads are shallow and worn and your tires need to be replaced. If part of Lincoln’s head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining. This means you probably don’t need new tires.
  • Why worry about tread wear?  The most important reason is safety. When your tire treads are worn, your car may respond poorly in adverse weather conditions like rain and snow. With good treads your car will grip the road better. Also, having insufficient tread is considered illegal in many states. And finally, worn treads can make other parts of your car wear prematurely.
  • Exposure to the Elements.  Exposure to heat and the sun’s ultraviolet rays may cause structural changes to your tires. These changes are not usually a concern in moderate climates.
  • Age of your Tires:  Regardless of tread wear, most tire manufacturers recommend you replace your tires at 10 years. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations on your specific tires.

So you need new tires!  When it’s time to change your tires, your tire sales & service shop wants to make purchasing a new set as simple as possible. They will help you select quality tires to fit your vehicle, your budget and your driving style.

Wondering how to tell if tires are worn out?  Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive muffler shop for more information about tire service and to schedule an appointment.  Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN and Zimmerman, MN.

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    101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371

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