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Tires connect your vehicle to the asphalt and are responsible for traction, steering and braking while you’re on the road. They can drastically alter the performance of your car and make all the difference on rough terrains, icy surfaces and flooded roads. It’s crucial that you pay attention to your tires and ensure that they are up to the challenge every time you cruise down the streets of Brockton, Randolph and Stoughton. For tire services in the Brockton area, visit us today at Nissan 24.
The tread of a tire is what attaches to the road and keeps your vehicle traveling safely. As you use your tires, the tread wears down, making them less effective. Tires with low tread can cause your vehicle to hydroplane in the rainy or slushy weather conditions that occur in Brockton, Randolph and Stoughton. The U.S. Department of Transportation suggests that tires be replaced when they reach 2/32” and some states require it by law.
To check the depth of your tire tread for safety, the penny test is a common method that many people use. Insert a penny into the tread with Lincoln’s head pointing downward. If the top of his head disappears, your tread is still safe. If you can see his entire head, it’s time to replace the tire.
Keeping your tires properly inflated can improve your gas mileage, provide a smoother drive and help your tires stay in good shape for longer. Inadequate tire pressure makes the car more difficult to handle and puts you and your passengers at risk to experience a tire blow out. Invest in a tire pressure gauge so you can always be sure that your tires are safe. The correct tire pressure for your vehicle is typically located on the inside of the driver’s side door jamb or can also be found in your owner’s manual. For tire services in Brockton, schedule a service appointment at Nissan 24 today.
Poor alignment of your vehicle can cause one or two of your tires to cover more ground than other tires, and therefore, cause them to wear down more quickly. Some ways to identify unbalanced alignment is if tread is worn unevenly or worn on one side, the vehicle pulls to the left or right, or the steering wheel is off center when you’re driving straight. If you’ve experienced any of these issues with your vehicle, bring it into the service department at Nissan 24 of Brockton for fast, efficient service you can count on.
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Tire rotation can prolong the life of your tires and ensure that each one gets the same amount of wear and tear as the others. If you don’t rotate your tires, the tread will wear out unevenly because the weight of the car is not distributed evenly to each one. Some tires will wear out faster than others.
Check your tires thoroughly once a month for wear and tear, and before and after long road trips. Consider these tips and be on the lookout for any unusual noises, leaks or problems with your tires. Keeping your tires rotated, inflated and properly aligned will allow you to drive safely over to Nissan 24, serving Brockton, Randolph and Stoughton, so you can ensure that your vehicle is properly serviced. Schedule your tire service appointment with us today!