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Understanding Basic Tire Maintenance – When and How Often Should You Change the Tires on Your Car?

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When it comes to switching out your tires, we know that it can be a costly purchase in Southern California. However, it’s important to know that proper functioning tires are just as important as a proper functioning vehicle. If you are in the dark about how often and when you should change the tires on your vehicle, don’t worry. Here at Spectrum Collision in Irvine, CA, we’re here to help you determine when and how often you should replace your tires.

Examine the Tread

Tread on your tires is the number one factor that will indicate whether or not you should change your tires. Tread is the outer part of your tire that makes direct contact with the ground. When your tread is worn off that means it’s time to replace your tire.

You can measure the depth of your tread by doing a simple coin test.

  • Simply turn your coin over to where the head of person on the coin is upside down
  • Place the coin in between two tread ribs
  • If the head of your coin can no longer be seen, your tires are in good shape
  • If the head of your coin is not covered by the tread ribs, you should start thinking about getting them replaced

The more tread on your tires, the better.

What affects the lifespan of your tires?

The average lifespan of a tire can range from 25, 0000 and 50 miles. Here are some controllable factors that contribute to the tread of your tires

  • Incorrect tire pressure
  • Heavy braking and quick turns
  • Poor road conditions

Ultimately, the lifespan of your tires depends on how well you maintain them. Keep yourself and other safe out on the road by tending to your tires when necessary.

Have you been in a collision lately? Here at Spectrum Collision, we’re here to get you and your vehicle functioning and riding in style out on the road as soon as possible near Lake Forest, CA. Visit us today for all of your collision repair needs near Costa Mesa, CA. Our staff members are here to make sure you and your vehicle get back on the road as soon as possible, so contact us now.


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