One of the most important aspects of your vehicle is to keep you safe while you are driving down the road. The main component that connects you to the ground and keeps you safe is your tires, and if they are not properly taken care of, then it could spell disaster.
So, how can you tell when you need to get a new set of tires? There are several different indicators to give you an idea of when it needs to be done. One of the main ones is that your threads are worn down to less than 1/16th of an inch, and one of the ways you can tell if your tires are below this mark is to look at the “thread wear bars” in between the threads. If the bars are at the same level of the rest of the tread, then it is time to go shopping for a new set of tires. Make sure to check your tires every so often and to keep track of how long you have had your current set of tires on your vehicle.
There are performance and cost benefits to getting a new set of tires for your vehicle. These benefits will last between 65,000 and 100,000 miles on most vehicles. Performance increases manifest themselves in the ability to take turns easier, the ability to stop in a shorter amount of time, and the ability to even get better gas mileage!
When it comes to getting a great deal on a new set of high-grade tires, no one in Corpus Christi beats Mike Shaw Kia. Come on down to our service center at Mike Shaw Kia in Corpus Christi, TX and let us help you get a new set of tires! We are conveniently located at 6802 S. Padre Island Dr. for everyone in the Corpus Christi, Sinton, Alice, and Kingsville areas. Give us a call at (361) 541-4344 with any questions about our tire inventory or what set of tires would be best for your vehicle! You can also schedule your service appointment online here!