How do you know when tires need to be replaced?


It is very important that the tires on your vehicle are in great shape. Tires are on the only contact your vehicle has with the roadway. As we are approaching the snowy season in Wisconsin, we never know what to expect weather wise. We know the first snow fall is near and this is our reminder to you to check the condition of your tires. 

There can be tread depth indicators found on most tires. These tread depth indicators are not able to be seen when the tires are new. Bars running perpendicular to the tread will start to show themselves as the tire tread gets low. If you notice the tread depth indicators, your tread depths are too low and you should replace your tires. 

Another way you can check the tread depth, believe it or not, is with a penny. To determine if your tires are low on tread, place the penny in your tread with Lincoln's head pointed down. If you can see the top of his head, the tire tread is low and new tires should be purchased in the near future. 

A safety concern that can also indicate new tires are needed are cracks in the sidewall. Any cuts or gouges in the sidewall can cause air leaks or even possible blowouts. If you have any concerns stop by either  of our shops and our professionals can take a look.

If you are looking for any tire in particular give them a call or stop in. They will be happy to discuss availability and prices. If you are not sure which tires to put on your vehicle; they can steer you in the right direction. Give us a call at 262-338-3670 (Main Street Location) or 262-335-2277 (Decorah Road Location).