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PENNY TEST: TIRES

Routine maintenance of any kind is important to the upkeep of your vehicles and, more importantly, to your safety. Arguably, one of the most crucial aspects of keeping yourself and your car safe is to keep your tires up to date. Though some say that the same set of tires can be kept on a vehicle for up to ten years without needing replaced, the timing is less important, as it's more about the wear and tear of the daily grind on your tires. Always keep an eye on the tread depth of your tires.

The primary function of tread on tires is to divert water from underneath the vehicle in order to prevent hydroplaning. Once your tires' tread depths reach 1/16 of an inch, the tire is no longer capable of performing this function and therefore is not safe. One of the most common ways of measuring tread depth is the penny test; take a penny and place Lincoln headfirst between the treads of your tires. If the treads have worn down to the point where you can see the top of Lincoln's head, you need to replace your tires.

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We carry the tire brands recommended to meet the high-quality standards of your Nissan vehicle and provide you with superb performance, comfort, efficiency and handling - all at a great value.

Are your tires telling you something?
  • Improper Inflation: Overinflated Tires / Underinflated Tires
  • Poor Alignment: Excess Camber / Excessive Toe
  • Maintenance Needed: Rear Misalignment / Out of Balance
  • Road Impact: Tear to Innerliner