While there are many critical components that make up your Audi, tires are perhaps one of the most important parts. Routine tire maintenance is important for optimal performance — not to mention the safety of you and your passengers. By having your tires rotated regularly, you can help prevent uneven wear, reduced fuel efficiency, poor handling and shortened tire life. To help protect your vehicle, be sure to make an appointment with us at our state-of-the-art facility.
Place a penny between the tread ribs on your tire. A "rib" refers to the raised portion of tread that spans the circumference of your tire. Tire tread is composed of several ribs.
Turn the penny so that Lincoln's head points down into the tread.
If the top of Lincoln's head disappears between the ribs, your tread is still deeper than 2/32 of an inch. If you can see his entire head, it's time to replace the tire, as your tread is no longer deep enough.
Even if your tires are in great condition on the outside, improper air pressure will cause them to underperform or can even cause damage. By maintaining the recommended air pressure in your tires, you can help preserve their life and performance. There are various factors that can affect tire pressure, such as a puncture or cold temperatures. It's important to check your tires regularly and refer to your owner's manual for the correct pressure level.
According to the United States Department of Energy, properly inflated tires can return an additional 3.3% to your vehicle's current fuel economy rating. On the flip side, if your tires aren't properly inflated, your vehicle's engine and related components are forced to work harder to get you to your destination. This can cause a noticeable dip in the fuel economy of your Audi. Also, inclement weather or adverse driving conditions can exacerbate the problem. To get the best fuel economy from your Audi, check the recommended PSI that's found inside the driver's door jam, not the number found on the side of your tire. Or, bring it to us, and we'll take care of it for you.
Similar to how certain parts of your shoes wear down over time (depending on how you walk), certain parts of your tires can wear more quickly based on how your vehicle drives. The easiest and most effective way to prevent uneven wear is to have your tires balanced and aligned regularly. Despite the fact that the science and technology of tire manufacturing has advanced over the years, resulting in a reduced need for balancing and alignments, you still don't want to forget about these services.
Choosing the right tires for your Audi can help improve overall performance, giving you a better return on your investment. There are several types of available tires, including seasonal, economy, performance, top-of-the-line tires and more. If you're unsure of what type of tires your Audi needs, feel free to talk to our friendly technicians; they'll help you find the best tires for your needs. We offer the most reliable tire brands, including Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Michelin and more. Plus, we offer a Tire Price Match Guarantee and Road Hazard Coverage. If you've found a better tire price, simply bring in a printed quote from a local competitor within 30 days of purchase and we'll refund you the difference.
Want to know more about tires or ready to come in for service? Give us a call or stop by at 1215 Griffin Rd Lakeland, FL 33805. We look forward to serving our customers from Lakeland, Tampa and Winter Haven.