Stop by the Tire Center at Auffenberg Ford North

How much attention do you pay to your Ford's tires? Many people pay no attention at all to their vehicle's tires and, while ignoring them may be common, doing so can result in a major safety issue.  Why? Because your car's tires are what makes contact with the road. Naturally then, you want them to be in great condition so that you can have confidence in their abilities to provide your vehicle with the traction it needs to stay on the road.

No matter which car you choose from the Ford lineup, your experience behind the wheel all comes down to the tires that your new Ford is riding on. From handling to fuel efficiency, the tires you choose can have a great impact on your car and your experiences in driving it. Read on below to find out more on the importance of having the right tires for your vehicle and why you should be keeping an eye on them at all times...

  • Size Matters: When it comes to tires, size really does matter. Not only can having the wrong size tires cause serious discomfort when driving, but it can also negatively impact the safeness of your vehicle.

  • Inflation is Vital: Did you know that having improperly inflated tires can cause unnecessary stress on your tires? Not only that, but it will also result in excessive and uneven wear. That's why, when buying tires, you want to ensure that they're properly inflated and that they stay that way.

  • Rotate on a Regular Basis: Tire rotations are absolutely vital to maintaining the life of your tires. Not only will it ensure an even amount of wear, but it will also help to prolong your vehicle's suspension by reducing pesky vibrations from uneven tread.

  • The Tread Test: While new tires typically come with 10/32" or 11/32" tread depths, excessive wear can lead to less traction and an overall rocky ride. To test the tread on your tires, use a penny! And if the tread is less than 2/32"? Then we recommend stopping by our Tire Center for a new set.
  • If you would like to learn more about the importance of having your Ford riding on a quality set of tires or if you're ready to start shopping for a new set of tires, we invite you to swing by our Tire Center today. Just around the corner from Belleville, Granite City, Collinsville, Fairview Heights and St. Clair County, our team looks forward to welcoming you in to our O'Fallon, IL Ford dealership soon.