Most people don’t stop to consider their vehicle’s tires, but tires are the car’s most important safety feature. Tires have to handle a tough job. Each tire must support about a quarter of the vehicle’s total weight. If the tires develop a problem, it can cause a blowout or another serious issue. If you live in Veradale, new tires are easy to purchase when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in Post Falls, Idaho.
Make inspecting your car’s tires a regular habit. Examine the tread depth, tire wear, tire pressure and look for any signs of damage. If you notice something wrong, the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center’s service technicians can either repair the tire or recommend the best new tires near Veradale.
Tires rely on the treads to function correctly. When the road is wet, the grooves in the tires provide traction by directing the water away from the surface of the tires, allowing the car to drive safely. If the grooves are worn, the tires can’t move the water away from the tire surface. This results in hydroplaning, a dangerous situation where the vehicle drives on a sheet of water instead of the road surface. Hydroplaning can cause a serious accident.
An easy way to check your vehicle’s tire tread uses a penny. Hold the penny with Lincoln’s head facing down and push it into the tire’s groove. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered, the tire tread is still good. If it’s not, bring your vehicle to the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for a tire inspection.
With so many brands and types of tires available, you may not know which type is best for your vehicle. If you’re happy with the way your car rides and handles, consider sticking with the same type of tires that came with the vehicle. If you’d like to switch to a different kind of tire, visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Department. We’ll be glad to show you the different types of tires that are suitable for your car.
Keep in mind that all tires aren’t created equal. You won’t go wrong if you buy tires from a high-quality brand. Use the Tire Finder Tool on our website and discover the best tires for your vehicle. Enter the car’s year, make, model and tire size. You’ll find several tires to choose from. When you’ve selected the best set, call us to schedule an appointment. Or visit Knudtsen Chevrolet and talk to one of our knowledgeable service team members. They’ll be happy to recommend the best tires for your vehicle.
Winter tires are an excellent choice for driving in cold winter weather. These tires are specifically designed to provide superior traction and to perform optimally in harsh winter conditions. When you visit our service department, ask about servicing your vehicle for winter. We’ll winterize your car, including checking the battery, brakes, cooling system, hoses, spark plugs, belts, cables and wires. It can prevent you from getting stranded in the cold.