Is it Time for Tires?
In an attempt to boost performance, tire manufacturers analyze the capabilities of their tires under a variety of road conditions and speeds to ensure the safety and durability of their tires. These tests are conducted on all factory-made tires whether they are intended for rain, snow, off-road, performance or fuel conservation. Among the many tests done on new tires is stopping distance.
Stopping distance is the span of road that it takes for a vehicle to come to a complete stop. Several factors determine the stopping distance of a tire. These include the materials and construction of the tire, its tread patterns and the vehicle on which it's mounted. That's why it is so important to choose the right tire for your car, van or truck.
Fortunately HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire can help you determine which tires are best suited for your vehicle, and your day to day driving demands.
The HomeTowne Difference:
- We properly torque wheels for safety
- We can perform a precision alignment
- We can install all major brands of tires
- Our tire balancer is properly calibrated
- Our tire machine does not touch the rim
- We can refill your tires with nitrogen
- We use zinc wheel weights versus
- We can resolve TPMS (Tire Pressure
Monitor System) issues
Not Sure If You Need Tires?
A simple way to determine whether you need tires is the quarter test. Insert a quarter upside down into your tire's tread. If the tread of your tire does not touch George Washington's head, it's time to have your tires replaced.
Worn tires can add seconds to your vehicle's ability to stop, greatly increasing the risk of an accident.