Tire maintenance is arguably one of the most important things to know when you own a car. Be sure to get your tires checked, maintained, and changed routinely. But how do you know when to get your tires changed? Don't worry, the Findlay Subaru Prescott service center is here to help.

Wear & Tear

By now, this thought may have occurred to you: "I haven't gotten my tires changed in a while." Now your anxiety may be growing as you wonder when you have to get them changed and where in Prescott Valley you'll have to go to get it done. We have some helpful tips for you to know if you need to take your car to us from Sedona for a tire change.

First, examine your tires. Notice anything sticking out? A nail, screw, or small piece of glass, perhaps? If you do, you should take your car in and get that tire replaced immediately.

If you see nothing sticking out, it's time for the penny test:

  1. Take a penny and point Lincoln's head down.
  2. Insert Lincoln's head into one of your tire's tread grooves.
  3. Repeat this process for multiple spots throughout the tire.
  4. Take note of how deep Lincoln's head goes into the groove. If you're looking at the penny from eye level and can see any part of Lincoln's head, your tires are worn and you should get them replaced.

The penny test is an easy method to figure out how worn your tires are. If your tires are worn, you may lose traction on slippery roads and cause an accident. If you need to purchase new tires, you can shop for them at our tire store, a short drive from Chino Valley and other nearby areas.

Come See Us

Whether you're right down the street from our Prescott location or are up in Clarkdale, our service center can help you with your worn or punctured tires. You can conveniently make an appointment or check out our promotions on our website.

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