Is It Time For New Tires?

Good tires are essential for your safety and your vehicle's handling. Despite recent advancements in durability, tires do not last forever. Tread can be expected to last between 30,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on several factors. The rubber compound itself begins to deteriorate after about six years, regardless of the number of miles driven.

There are several simple ways to check if you need to replace your tires.

  • The penny test: Insert a penny into a tread with Lincoln's head toward the rubber. If you can see the top of his head, it's time for tires.
  • Wear indicator: Most tires include a wear bar that spans treads and becomes visible when it's time for replacement.
  • Look for damage: If they are cracked, rotted or exhibit unusual wear, you need new tires.

We at Capitol Chevrolet know tires. Come to our dealership in Salem to learn more.

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