When you buy a new vehicle from Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall this close to winter, you don’t have to worry about getting your tires ready since they are new. However, if you purchase a used vehicle or you’re not ready for a vehicle, you’ll need to make sure the tires are safe for the winter.
Check the Tread
Your vehicle’s tires should have plenty of tread for the winter. If the tread is low, it’s better to change the tires now rather than wait. The more tread you have on the tires, the better traction you’ll get in the snow.
The tread should also wear evenly. If you look at the tires and notice that the tread is worn more on one side than the other, you most likely have an alignment problem. This could cause the vehicle to slide on the snow because of the worn tread and because of the pulling if the alignment is out.
If the tread is worn evenly on both sides but not worn in the middle, the air pressure in the tires is too low. And, if the center is worn lower than the outside of the tire, the air pressure is too high. When the pressure is too high, less tires is touching the ground, thus you’ll have less traction.
Winter and Summer Tires
If you prefer to have summer and winter tires, be sure you make an appointment to have the tires changed as soon as possible. The last thing you want to do is to get caught in a snow storm with those summer tires on the vehicle. Before you change over to the winter tires, check them carefully for worn tread, dry rot and other issues. If the tires are the same age and one has a problem, you can expect that problem to crop up in the other tires sooner rather than later. Replace them with another set of winter tires or all-season tires.
Call Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall
Call the service department at Sansone Jr.’s 66 Automall to schedule an appointment to balance and rotate the tires or get new tires. If you are considering a new vehicle, stop by our showroom to test drive your favorite model.