Is it Time to Change Your Tires?

Your tires provide the only contact points between your car and the road. They affect everything from handling and safety to fuel economy, so you want to make sure they are always in good shape.

Tire Rotation

One way to extend the lifespan of your tires is to get them rotated every 5,000-6,000 miles. They do not wear out evenly as you drive and every vehicle is a little different. Therefore, rotating the tires on a regular basis as part of your preventative maintenance plan will help spread out the wear and tear, so they last as long as possible.

Tread Depth

It's also a good idea to check your tire treads every so often. Be sure and check each of the tires because, like we said, they don't wear out evenly when we drive. You can use the "penny test" to get a basic idea of tread health. Put a penny in between the treads with the top of Lincoln's head facing downwards. If there is any space showing between the top of the tread and the top of old Honest Abe's head, then that means your treads are getting dangerously low and it's probably time to replace the tires. 

Fairbanks Tire Repair & Replacement

As we head into the heart of Alaska's brutal winter season, having healthy tires is so important. You need proper traction on the roads to keep you, your passengers and other drivers safe. 

If you are due for a tire change, come on into Simard Automotive in Fairbanks. We'll help you get the best deal on new or retreaded tires, and we'll take care of the installation at either of our two local shops. If you are not sure about the condition of your tires, bring your vehicle in and we'll check them out for you. We can test the air pressure and tread depth to let you know how exactly how much life they have left. 

For all your Fairbanks wheel and tire repair needs, call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Gaffney Rd.). You can also book your service visit online.

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