close up of tires on snow

When Should I Get New Tires?

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle, regardless if it’s a car, truck, or SUV. Proper tire maintenance is critical for you to be able to drive safely without risking slipping on the road possibly blowing out your tire and sustaining a flat. Even if tires are maintained and rotated perfectly, they don’t last forever. So, when should you get new tires? 

Obviously, the answer varies by the vehicle model and the type of tire. The simplest way to check by yourself if you need new tires is the good old penny-test. The penny-test is easy and checks to see how much tread you have left on your tires. Here are the quick steps: 

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  1. penny tire tread testGet a penny (they cost around $0.01). 
  2. Insert the penny into the grooves of your tire tread, with Honest Abe’s head pointed down. 
  3. See how much of Lincoln’s head you can see 

If you can’t see much of Lincoln’s head, then you still have enough tread on your tires and should be fine. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, then the tread on your tires is very worn and it’s time to get some new ones. 

This is a smart thing to do now especially with winter coming and roads becoming more dangerous with snow and ice. 

Where Can I Get New Tires in Janesville, Wisconsin? 

If you have a Toyota vehicle, you’re in luck! We at Hesser Toyota have a large selection of tires and will help you pick the perfect tires for you. You can purchase tires online at our website, here. 

If there’s anything else about your car that might have you worried or you want to check out, you can also schedule an appointment for any other kind of service or tune-up your Toyota vehicle may need at Hesser Toyota here.