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Easy Ways to Know When You Need to Replace Your Car’s Tires

Step-By-Step: How to Keep an Eye on Your Tires

Unless you’re a die hard gearhead, there’s a good chance you’re not a big fan of taking care of the automotive service and maintenance tasks you need to complete to make sure your car, truck or SUV is always ready to hit the road. Thankfully for you, the experienced and knowledgeable technicians in our Kyle Chapman Motors Service Department here in Buda, TX, are always ready to take care of all of your automotive maintenance needs. But how do you know when you need to come in for maintenance? Well, we’re going to help you figure that out right here in our Kyle Chapman Motors Blog. This time around, we’re providing a step-by-step guide on how to keep an eye on your tires.

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How Old are Your Tires?auto tech with tires

No matter how little you know about cars and the maintenance and service they require, there’s one really easy way to tell if your tires need to be replaced – and that’s knowing how old they are. Now, every tire is different, but under normal conditions, tires can last up to 10 years. However, due to the heat we experience here in Buda, TX, that number tends to be lower. And that means you’ll need to keep a closer eye on your tires as they get older. Thankfully, that’s easier to do than you may think, as you’re about to learn.

Honest Abe Comes to the Rescue

That’s right, Abraham Lincoln is here to help you keep an eye on your tire tread. Or, more specifically, his head is. That’s because Lincoln’s head on a penny is your best tool when it comes to checking your tire tread. Just take your penny and insert it into the tread of your tires. If his head is covered, your tires are in good shape. If his head is visible, it’s time for new tires.

And if you are in the market for a high quality pre-owned car, truck or SUV, feel free to get in touch with our Kyle Chapman Motors staff here in Buda, TX.