Car Tires in Lakeland Florida – One of the most important parts of a vehicle that keeps it running smoothly and safely is the car tires. However, many of us neglect our tires and the warning signs they give us, until we find ourselves stranded on the side of the road, or worse, involved in an accident. At Joyce Automotive, we understand the importance of car tires, and our technicians are committed to providing you with the best in car tire repair and new car tires.
Good quality car tires, when well-maintained and installed by professionals, can last up to 50,000 miles. However, due to weather conditions and other problems with the car, such as the alignment, it may be necessary to change your car tires sooner than that. It is estimated that more than 400 fatalities a year occur because of car tire malfunctions. At Joyce Automotive, we are committed to making sure you and your car are not part of that statistic.
Educating yourself on the tread of your tires is important. The purpose of the tread on tires is to be able to propel the water from underneath the tire and give it more traction to the ground. Tread that has worn down to below 1/16 of an inch is dangerous and merits getting new car tires. Notice the tread pattern and look for any horizontal wear marks that may begin to be appearing on the tread pattern.
You can also check the tread by performing the penny test. Put a penny upside down inside a tread groove with Lincoln’s face toward you. If you can see the top of his head or any visible copper above it, it is way past time to visit us at Joyce Automotive for some new car tires. If you can see his hair, you may have a little time left, but be cautious and continue to check your tires occasionally for wear. (Knowing new tires are needed sooner rather than later can help you save up for them so it is not a big, unexpected expense in your budget.) If you can’t see any of the hair on top of Lincoln’s head, your tires are still in good condition. If you can’t seem to find a penny anywhere, or can’t find one new enough to see Lincoln’s head, come on in to Joyce Automotive and our technicians can use specialized equipment to inspect your tires and diagnose their life span.
If you live in the Lakeland, Florida area and are in the market for new car tires, visit us at Joyce Automotive. Our technicians will consult with you to find out your tire needs so we can offer you car tires that will meet those needs and your budget. We offer the highest quality brands, including Uniroyal, Continental, Goodyear, Bridgestone and Falken, to name a few. Our technicians will install your new tires in a timely manner and at a competitive price, getting you and your family safely back on the road. Visit us today!