Your vehicle’s stability, performance and safety relies on it’s wheels and tires. So it makes sense that you’d want to keep your auto tires and wheels in good repair and in good alignment.

Below, you’ll find articles full of helpful information that will help you choose, buy, and maintain  your auto tires and wheels at tire stores in Alameda County, including those serving customers in Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda, Union City, Pleasanton, Newark, Dublin and other areas. You’ll also read about wheel alignments and how this simple maintenance item can help your car tires last longer and keep your vehicle running more safely.

When Do You Need New Auto Tires and Wheels
Tires wear down, wear out, and need replacing. While this happens to every tire, it happens at different rates based on the type of tire, driving conditions, how you drive, and the condition your vehicle is in.

So, how do you know when you need new tires?

Check your tread depth. Tire tread depth should never dip below 1/16 of an inch. You can ask a tire service to check the depth of your tire treads, buy a tire tread depth gauge, or use a simple penny test to check tread depth. Insert a penny head-down in the tread of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires.