Tire Installation: How To Know It’s Time For New Tires

It’s time to start thinking about your tires. Driving on worn tires makes a far bigger difference than you may think. That is why it is advised that you should get new tires every three to five years. At Tires Too, our team of highly trained professionals specialize in tire installation. Choose from our wide variety of some of the top tire brands in the business and get your vehicle back to peak performance. We understand that perhaps it may be difficult to know whether or not it’s time for new tires. Here are a few tips and tricks to knowing if your vehicle requires tire installation services.

The Penny Trick

You may have heard of this little trick for telling if it’s time for new tires. First, take a penny and place it into the groove of your tire. Make sure that the head side is facing upward. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head then it’s time for new tires. Try this across multiple threads on each tire for the best results. If Lincoln’s head is always covered by the tread it means you have more than two, thirty seconds of an inch left of tread and do not need new tires yet.

Replace your Tires Together

For your vehicle to perform at its best your tires need to be in good condition as well. Part of caring for your tires is doing what you can to help them wear evenly. That is why it is recommended that when you replace one of your tires, you replace them all. By replacing all four of your tires at the same time you are eliminating the uneven wear of old tires. When one new tire is installed and the others are left, the older tires spin faster and therefore wear down more due to their reduced diameter compared to the larger diameter of the new tire.

Consider A Wheel Alignment

To set yourself, and your new tires, up for success you should consider getting a wheel alignment after your tire installation. By getting your wheels aligned correctly your new tires are ensured to be correctly angled with each other while you are driving. Additionally, this will help uneven wear on your tires. With an alignment, your new tires will be able to get more miles out of your tires!

Tire Installation at Tires Too

Figuring out whether you need a tire installation service can be difficult. At Tires Too, our team of professionals can help you determine that if you are unsure. With attention to detail and high-end service, we are your one-stop shop when it comes to tire installation. Our shop has a wide variety of high-quality tires and to have what you are looking for.

Let us keep your tire in great condition! Contact us or give us a call at (603) 434-2730 to schedule an appointment today.

Written by Tires Too