Your car’s tires are important. The tires support the vehicle’s weight, send traction and braking force to the road, and absorb shocks from the road. To ensure the tires can perform these functions properly, you should check them periodically. Things to check for include wear, tread depth, air pressure, and other signs of deterioration or damage. If you need new tires and live or work in Spokane Valley, new tires are easy to get when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in Post Falls.
The correct tread depth is very important for your car’s tires. The grooves in the tire tread provide the traction the car needs to keep from skidding on wet roads. The grooves direct the water away from the surface of the tire. Tires with worn tread aren’t able to move the water away from the tire’s surface. This results in hydroplaning, which means that the vehicle is driving on water instead of the road. Needless to say, hydroplaning is a dangerous situation that can lead to an accident.
There’s an easy way to tell if you need new tires In Spokane Valley. You can check the depth of the tire tread with a penny. Make sure Lincoln’s head is pointing down and slide the penny into the tread’s groove. If the tread is hiding part of Lincoln's head, then the tires are still good. Otherwise, the tread isn’t deep enough, and you’ll need to buy new tires.
Another sign that it may be time for new tires is their age. The tread may look fine, but some tire companies advise customers to get new tires after six years, while others want drivers to replace them every 10 years. If you are unsure when to get new tires, contact the manufacturer, or take your car to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center. We’ll examine the tires carefully and advise you as to the best course of action.
If you’re satisfied with your vehicle’s handling and the way it drives, it’s a good idea to purchase the same tires that came with the car. If you want to switch to a different tire type, we’ll help you choose the right ones for your car.
When you buy new tires, keep in mind that not all tires and brands are created equal. There are several tire brands, and each one provides a different level of quality. If you select a high-quality tire, you can’t go wrong. Find out which tires are best for your area, the way you drive, the type of weather and your budget.
When it comes time for new tires, visit our website’s Tire Finder page and learn which ones are best for your car. Just fill in the information about the type of car you drive and the size of the tires. You’ll be presented with the best choices. Or visit our dealership in Post Falls and speak to one of our service representatives. They’ll go over the best options for your car.