Your car contains many safety systems, but one important safety component that probably gets overlooked is the tires. Because each tire has to support about 25% of the vehicle’s weight, it’s easy to see how a tire problem can become a serious issue. If you live in Twin Falls, new tires are easy to buy at Con Paulos Chevrolet.
Inspect your tires periodically for signs of wear, correct tread depth, proper air pressure and any signs of damage. If you find something wrong, the tires will need to be repaired or replaced. If you need new tires near Twin Falls, visit the Con Paulos Chevrolet Service Center. Our certified service experts can handle all your tire needs.
Your vehicle’s tire tread has an important function. When it rains, the grooves in the tread direct water on the road away from the tires’ surface, allowing the car to maintain the proper amount of traction. A tire with worn grooves is unable to move the water away from the tire. When this occurs, the car will begin to hydroplane. This means that the tire is riding on water instead of the road, leading to loss of control and possibly resulting in an accident.
You can check the depth of your car’s tires at home using a penny. Hold a penny with Lincoln’s head pointing down and press it into the tire’s groove. The tread is good if part of Lincoln’s head is hidden. If you can see his entire head, take your car to the Con Paulos Chevrolet Service Center for a tire inspection.
Another indicator that it’s time for new tires is their age. Even if the tire tread looks good, it may be dangerous to drive on old tires. Some tire manufactures recommend replacing the tires after six years, while others advise changing them every 10 years. If you’re not sure whether your car needs new tires, make an appointment with the Con Paulos Chevrolet Service Department to have the tires checked.
New Tires in Twin Falls
People frequently ask us which brand and type of tire is best for their car. A good rule to follow is to use the same tires that came with your vehicle. These tires will provide the best fit. If you’re thinking about switching to another brand or type of tire, the service technicians at Con Paulos Chevrolet are happy to help you decide which ones will work best for your car.
When you buy your new tires, keep in mind that they vary in quality. In general, you won’t go wrong if you select a high-quality tire. Do some homework and find out which kind of tires are best for the region where you live, your driving style, the weather where you usually drive, and your budget.
Visit our website’s Tire Finder page to discover the best tires for your car. Enter the vehicle’s year, make, model, trim level and tire size. Once you’ve selected your new tires, our professional service technicians will help. Just call us to schedule your service appointment or use the Schedule Service form on our website.