Thursday, February 18, 2016

How do I know if I need new tires?

If you drive your vehicle long enough, you will most likely need new tires eventually. It is important to know when to get new tires, because your tires will help you maintain control of your vehicle on the road. How do you know when you need new tires, though?

Bring your vehicle into the Knoepfler Chevrolet Service Department and they can inspect the tires for you. If you want to check yourself, here is a handy penny test you can do on your own:

Besides the penny test, here are some other signs that you may need new tires:

1. Your tires are old. Generally, if your tires are more than 6 years old you will need to replace them. However, the amount of miles you drive plus environmental factors, like road salt and direct sunlight, can wear your tires out sooner.

2. You've driven over the amount of recommended miles. When you purchase tires, there will be a recommended number of miles the tires can handle. The average amount is about 40,000 miles.

3. Your car doesn't handle well anymore. If you notice that your vehicle is driving differently and that you have less traction on curves and wet pavement, this could be a sign of tire wear. Also if your vehicle vibrates while driving, it could be due to unevenly worn tires.

To keep your tires lasting as long as possible, be sure to get them rotated on a regular basis and keep them inflated to the psi recommended by the manufacturer. Many newer vehicles have a tire monitoring system that will alert you when tires are low. Driving under-inflated tires leads to quicker tire wear.

So you need new what? You can be confident you are getting a great deal on a new set of tires when you make your purchase at Knoepfler Chevrolet.

Knoepfler Chevrolet ensures that you are getting the best deal for tires by offering a 30-Day Tire Price Match Guarantee. Buy select tires and if you find a better price within 30 days, Knoepfler Chevrolet will refund the difference.* (Eligible tire brands: BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, Gereral, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Michelin, Pirelli and Uniroyal)
Schedule an appointment today with the Knoepfler Chevrolet Service Department.

*Ad, written estimate, or Internet quote for identical tire(s) from a competing tire retailer/installer located within 100 miles of the dealer required during guarantee period for price match.


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