When you visit Tracy Nissan, you can expect to find a wide selection of new and used Nissan brand cars as well as a team of automotive professionals who will go above and beyond to fulfill any of your needs. We’re also a Nissan dealer that is proud to share our vast wealth of automotive knowledge, and no topic is as important to us as tire maintenance.
At first glance, your tires appear to be the most durable part of the car. Arguably they take the hardest beating. Between pot holes, curbs, and rough road conditions, it might seem as though your tires can withstand it all. While your tires can handle the rough and tumble of the open road, they aren’t indestructible and require just as much TLC as the rest of your car.
So what is involved in tire maintenance? Well, for one, your tread depth is a great litmus test for the health of your tire. Over time your tire tread can wear out, which in turn lessens the tire’s ability to grip the road as effectively. More often than not, the lower the tread, the older the tire. Lower tire tread can lead to some pretty serious accidents if you’re not careful, which is why we stress the importance of tire maintenance. Fortunately, you can test the tread of your tire at home by slipping a penny into one of the individual tread grooves of your tire. If you can see the top of Abe Lincoln’s head, it might be time for a replacement.
Another crucial part of tire maintenance is air pressure. Every tire has an optimal tire pressure; however, when this air pressure is higher or lower than the desired amount you can increase wear and tear and even reduce your vehicle’s fuel economy.
A lot can go into tire maintenance. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. The team of auto technicians in our Nissan parts and service center can inspect each of your tires and help you swap them out if need be. At Tracy Nissan, we strive every day to be your one-stop shop for fulfilling all of your automotive needs.