Your vehicle’s tires are essential. The tires support the vehicle’s load, send traction and brake force to the road, and absorb road shocks. Regular tire inspection will ensure the tires can perform these functions properly. When you bring your car for a tire inspection, the service technician will check the tires’ tread depth, wear and air pressure. They’ll also look for signs of deterioration and damage. Fortunately, if you live in Liberty Lake, new tires are easy to get when you visit Knudtsen Chevrolet in nearby Post Falls.
The depth of the tread is crucial for the tires to perform properly. When it rains, water accumulates on the road surface. The tire tread provides the traction necessary to drive safely on wet roads. When the road is wet, the grooves in the tread channel water away from the surface of the tire. If the tread is worn, the grooves can’t move the water away from the tire surface, leading to hydroplaning, a situation where the car is driving on a layer of water instead of the road. Hydroplaning can lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.
There’s an easy method to tell if you need new tires near Liberty Lake. Check your vehicle’s tire tread using a penny. With Lincoln’s head pointing down, push the penny into the grooves on the tire’s tread. If the tread hides part of Lincoln’s head, the tires are good. Otherwise, the tread is too shallow, and your tires need to be replaced.
Another indication that it may be time to replace your car’s tires is the age of the tires. Some tire manufacturers recommend replacing the tires after six years, while others recommend replacing them after 10 years. If you’re not sure when to replace the tires, check with the manufacturer or bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll inspect the tires and recommend the best course of action.
When it’s time to buy new tires, we recommend purchasing the same tires that came with your vehicle. If you’re happy with your car’s ride and handling, the tires that were on the car when you bought it are your best bet. These tires were designed for your model, and they’ll be a good fit.
If you decide to buy another kind or brand of tire, keep in mind that all brands aren’t alike. There are many different tire brands available, and each one offers a different level of quality. Choose the brand for its quality, and you won’t go wrong. Learn about which tires are best for the area where you live, the type of weather conditions you drive in, the way you drive, and your budget.
You can visit our website’s Tire Finder page to find the right tires for your vehicle. Just enter the year, make, model, and tire size. You’ll discover a selection of tires for your car. Or visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center and talk with a member of our service team, who will be glad to recommend the best tires for your vehicle.