Get New Tires at the South Bay Mini Tire Center in Torrance, CA

Tires are one of the most essential parts of a vehicle to pay attention to. They are the only part of a vehicle that touches the road, which is why you want to keep an eye on your tires, so you can know when they need to be replaced. Here is what Hawthorne drivers need to know about getting tires from South Bay Mini.

How Often Should I Replace My Tires?

It is a good idea to replace your tires every six years. You can also determine when to change your tires based on how worn down your tires' treads are. Depending on where you live, your tires may be considered legally worn down and unsafe to drive on once the tread measures 1/16 inch in depth.

How Can I Check if My Tires are Worn?

You can quickly and accurately measure the depth of your tires' treads with a standard penny. Just take a penny and place it into the tread upside down with Lincoln facing you. If the tread covers the top of Lincoln's head, then your tread is not too worn down to drive. If you can see the hair on the top of Lincoln's head, then your tires need to be replaced.

What Type of Tires Do I Need?

That depends on how and where you like to drive. Do you like relaxing drives around Carson? If so, then you might want grand touring all-season tires, which are designed for smooth, easy driving. Do you like sporty performance and intense driving? Then you will want high-performance all-season tires, which sacrifice a some traction for easier handling. If you are planning a vacation in a snowy or icy location, you might want to invest in winter tires, which increase traction.

Tire size and speed are also factors for your purchase. Check the tires you want to buy for a series of numbers at letters, which indicate the tire's width in millimeters, as well as its aspect ratio. Your tire's speed rating usually follows its tire size, with letters from L to Y. These letters indicate maximum speeds that range from 75 miles per hour to more than 186 miles per hour.

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If you want to learn more about the tire selection at South Bay Mini, contact us today!

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