During the winter, especially around the holidays, many of us will be driving to and from family members and friends homes to celebrate and spend time with one another. When it comes to driving in the rain and snow, it is important that your vehicle’s tires are in top shape to ensure your safety on the road.
With regular use of your vehicle, your tires will start to wear down and lose tread. Your tires may also be forced out of alignment from driving over speed bumps, potholes, or hitting curbs. Tires out of alignment or balance can also cause excessive wear on your tires.
Tires that are bald or worn down are dangerous on the road, and even more so while driving in rain and snow. Without tread, your tires will have a hard time making traction with the road with water, ice, or snow in between your tire and the street. This lack of traction will cause your vehicle to hydroplane, which essentially means that your tires aren’t able to grip the road. Without this grip, you won’t be able to accurately accelerate, steer, or brake your vehicle.
Before any holiday road trips or winter driving, be sure to have your tires checked for tread and proper alignment and balance. Proper air pressure is also necessary to keep your tires reliable in unforeseen weather conditions. If your tires are worn down, it’s time to get new tires. Your local trusted auto mechanic can help assess your tires and make sure that your tires are in good condition and are properly aligned and balanced.
For expert tire services, bring your vehicle into the experts at our shop in Eugene here at Small World Auto Center or give us a call at (541) 228-9774 today.