Are your tires bare and not getting traction but you terrified of what tires cost? Are you on your spare and in need of a new tire? Lewisville’s tire repair experts, City Garage, carry brand name tires including Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear, Toyo, Yokohama, Pirelli, BF Goodrich, Dunlop and more at great prices.

Lewisville City Garage tire service specialists know the significance tires play in giving safety and performance to your automobile. Some advice we suggest is to check your tire pressure often. Inspect them for cuts, punctures, or any other irregular tire wear. If you spot irregular tread wear bring in your vehicle to have the alignment checked. It is important to make sure your tires are aligned when they are mounted on the wheels. Lewisville City Garage allows you to bring in your tires every 12 months for a free rotation and alignment. Be cautious when braking, accelerating or cornering to help increase the life of your Lewisville tires.

By simply using a U.S. coin you can measure your tires’ depth. You will need a penny or a quarter. If you are using a penny, place it inside the tread and if part of the tread is covering Lincoln’s head you have more than 2/32” of tread depth remaining. If you place a quarter into several tread grooves across the tire and Washington’s head is covered by the tread you have more than 4/32” of tread depth remaining. If you use the penny again, and looking at the Lincoln Memorial, if the memorial is covered by the tread you have more than 6/32” of tread depth remaining. Texas state law requires tires to be replaced when they have been worn down to 2/32” of remaining tread depth.

Luckily, in North America all tires that are sold are required to have indicators molded into their tread known as “wear bars.” These run across the tread pattern from the outside to inside shoulder. Wear bars are designed to visually connect the elements of the tire’s tread pattern and warn drivers that their tires no longer meet minimum tread depth requirements.

If rain and wet roads are a concern, you should consider replacing your tires when they reach approximately 4/32” of remaining tread depth. Since water can’t be compressed you need enough tread depth to let rain to escape through the tires’ grooves. If the water can’t escape fast enough your vehicle’s tires will likely be forced to hydroplane on top of the water causing your vehicle to lose traction.

Your local Lewisville City Garage tire service specialists are able to provide the maintenance required for your brakes. Stop by your Lewisville City Garage auto repair location and let a Lewisville ASE Certified Technician replace your tires with a new, safer set. You can use the online appointment form to schedule your appointment or you can give us a call. All locations offer free WiFi for those who wish to wait. Alternatively, you can drop your vehicle off and have one of our City mechanics bring it to your home or office once your new tires are mounted. Sign up to become a City Garage Preferred Customer and save on your vehicle’s next maintenance, service or repair.