Time For New Tires?


Many of us have not been driving as much the last few years at the rate we normally would have been due to the overall pandemic slowdown. As we normalize, trips and vacations are back on the calendar. Has it been a while since you last check your tires and their viability for the road ahead? Here are some tips to make sure you are road-ready!

Check Tread Depth
Evaluate the tread depth of your tires to make sure you have enough traction to grip the road. The penny test is a simple way to do this. Just place a penny upside down in your tread. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, it may be time for new tires.

Check Tire Pressure
Use a tire pressure gauge to make sure your tires are properly inflated and then fill your tires with air as needed. To check your pressure, remove the valve stem cap, press the gauge head evenly onto the valve stem, and use firm pressure so that the hissing sound stops. Remove the gauge and read the pressure. Compare this to your vehicle’s recommended inflation pressure. Always check your tires while they are cold (after sitting for at least 3 hours or before you’ve driven 1 mile at moderate speed). Never bleed pressure from a hot tire.



Brent started at Speidell’s in 2005 in the body shop before moving to the head painter position. Brent enjoys being around and working on cars and his key to success is his attention to detail and continuous learning. In his free time, he enjoys time with family, playing with their Dachsunds, and traveling. Canada is a place he would like to visit sometime. Brent stays active by working out, cycling, Snowboarding, and driving his Camaro on nice days.


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