Your tires grip the road using the tread, fighting through slippery conditions to keep you safe. As you drive, this tread wears down, reducing the efficiency of the tires and increasing the risk of slipping and sliding. The U.S. Department of Transportation requires tire tread be replaced when it wears down to 2/32 of an inch, and in some states, it's required by law.
The penny method is effective for testing your tires tread. Insert a penny with Lincoln's head pointing downward into the tread. If the top of his head disappears, your tread is still good. If you can see his entire head, you need to have your tire replaced.
Each tire doesn't wear evenly, so rotation is necessary to extend the life of your tires. To perform a tire rotation, each tire and wheel is removed and put in a different spot on your vehicle. It's recommended that you get your tires rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
This is when the vehicle's front and rear suspension are adjusted to be aligned. Your vehicle can be knocked out of alignment from various impacts that occur while you're driving around Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey, including potholes and damaged areas in the road.
Your vehicle may not be aligned properly if it doesn't drive straight when your steering wheel is straight or you notice that your tires are wearing unevenly. If you're experiencing these types of issues, it's critical to have the alignment adjusted to prevent serious wear and tear on your tires.
Taking care of your tires and performing regular maintenance will keep them in good condition and increase their life span. The roads of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Downey can be rough, so it's important to check your tire pressure, tread, and alignment.
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