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Five Benefits of New Tires for Your Vehicle

As the only part of your vehicle's components that contacts the road, the condition of your tires matters as much as any other part of your car. Your tires will show provide indications that they need to be replaced. Five signs your car needs new tires, include:

  1. If you place a penny in the tire tread, if it is below Abraham Lincoln's head, you need new tires
  2. If the cords within your tires are showing, you need new tires
  3. If your car is vibrating at certain speeds, you need new tires
  4. If you see cracks and signs of dry rot, you need new tires
  5. If you are experiencing poor handling, you need new tires

There are some vehicle maintenance tasks that seem out-of-sight, out-of-mind; however, replacing your tires is something that you will likely notice right away. New tires drastically improve your overall driving experience. In this article, we will discuss five benefits of new tires:

1) New Tire Benefit 1: Better Handling 

In Jonesville and Elkin, we have a number of curvy mountain roads. Many residents regularly drive to Sparta or Boone, or you are traveling on I-77, you definitely need the best handling possible. Wore tires and low tread deteriorates your vehicle’s performance on the roads in our area. Installing new tires can drastically improve the way in which your car feels as you drive up and down the twisty roads in the foothills.

2) New Tire Benefit 2: Better Braking

The amount of tread and condition of your tires will affect your vehicle's ability to stop. As your tire tread deteriorates, your braking distance becomes longer, especially in poor weather conditions. When you have Jody's Automotive install new tires, you can immediately feel the difference in stopping power, providing confidence and peace of mind that your braking ability is as safe as possible.

3) New Tires Benefit 3: More Grip on Wet Roads

The saying goes, “If you do not like the weather in Jonesville, wait fifteen minutes.” From summer storms to Nor'easters in Fall and Winter, heavy rain may seem to pop up out of nowhere, making road conditions deteriorate rapidly. If your tires are old and worn, they are far more likely to lose traction and cause your car to hydroplane. In addition to improving your stopping power, new tires provide better handling and decrease the chances of hydroplaning and losing control of your car. 

4) New Tires Benefit 4: Provide the Opportunity for Other Related Maintenance

While our expert technicians are replacing your tires, they can inspect your vehicle for other potential related or unrelated issues, including:

  • Your alignment and suspension
  • Tire balance
  • Brake pads, rotors, and fluid
  • Leaking oil or coolant
  • Worn hoses 
  • Oil and oil filter condition
  • Weather seals
  • Other mechanical issues

With new, balanced tires, corrected wheel alignment, and new brakes, your vehicle will feel brand new.

5) Benefit 5: New Tires Are Safer

Regardless of road conditions, if your tires are worn, it is a safety hazard for you and other drivers. Regardless of weather conditions, in rain, snow, or sunshine, your new tires will make you and your car's occupants immediately safer. Driving on worn tires means you are risking a total blow out. Make your vehicle perform better by visiting Jody's Automotive in Jonesville for new tires and other tire-related services.