Shults Tire Center

When it comes to getting the most out of your vehicle, properly maintaining your tires and knowing when to replace them are vital aspects. Shults Auto Group offers a variety of services to help you on the journey of tire maintenance. 

Our Tire Centers provides a large selection of tires for you when it comes time to replace them. Our highly-trained staff will help you select tires that are suited for your vehicle and inform you on how to properly maintain them no matter what manufacturer made your car. In addition, our service teams will take care of quick repairs and tire rotations to lengthen the life of your tires. Our expert service members are committed to helping you get the most out of your tires and replace them when needed. 

When Do I Need New Tires?

The lifespan and mileage of a tire depends on a variety of factors like design, driving habits, climate and road condition. It's important to pay attention to the wear of your tires because driving on old tires can lead to poor fuel efficiency and bad traction which leads to accidents. We have listed a few indicators below to help you figure out when your tires need replaced. 

1. Tread Pattern - Checking the tire's tread pattern is a good indicator of whether or not they need changed. Tires have "tread wear bars," the small bridges that form between treads, that should be checked on a regular basis. If you notice that the bars are beginning to become even and level with the tire's tread, it's time for a chance.

2. Tread Depth - There are a couple of ways in which you can check your tire's tread. The most popular way is called the "penny test." Take a penny and place is upside down with Abe Lincoln facing toward you. If you are able to see the top of Lincoln's head, the tires need replaced. If Lincoln's hair is still visible, it's time to start the process of searching for new tires. However, if you cannot see the hair on top of Lincoln's head, it's a good indicator that the tires don't need replaced quite yet. 

3. Bulges or Bubbles - If there is a sidewall bulge on your tires, it's an indicator that the tire is damaged due to air pressure reaching the outer layer of the tire. Since the structure of the tire has been compromised, it's time to replace it. 

4. Irregular Driving Patterns - If your wheel is misaligned, air pressure is inconsistent, or other irregularities in driving are noticeable, it could be time for a tire replacement. Uneven tread wear is most likely the cause so it's either time for new tires or a tire rotation. Visiting a professional will ensure the best results. 

5. Time's Up - Make note of how long it has been since your last tire replacement. It is recommended by the NHTSA that tires be changed every 6 years, 10 years at the max.  
If you're due for new tires, or if you're not sure, stop by your local Shults Auto Group dealership and talk with our friendly and knowledgeable service staff. We can help determine if you need new tires, or just need to have your tires rotated. Come by your local Jamestown area Shults dealership today! If you want to make an appointment or have any other questions, please fill out the form below. Thanks for becoming a part of our Shults Auto Group family!

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