When Should I Change My Tires?


Winter is a tough time to be a car owner. The inclement weather, extreme temperatures, and hazardous conditions can take a toll on any vehicle. And any New Yorker knows that we get some of the worst winter weather in the country. That’s why it’s so important to keep up with routine maintenance on your Mercedes-Benz and make sure it says in great condition and keeps you safe. Fortunately, Mercedes-Benz of Southampton is here to help.

There are several aspects of regular maintenance that need to be attended to on your car. Oil changes, brake service, and battery tests are all things you should have done fairly often. But your tires are also crucial to the proper function of your vehicle. As the sole point of contact between your car and the road, your tires dictate how much traction you have and thus how safely you can drive. Winter weather can definitely affect your traction, but with worn-down or too-old tires, it’s extremely dangerous to drive in these conditions, let alone at all.

The best way to tell if your tires need replacing is to check the tread depth of the grooves in the tire. If you take a penny and insert it into the tread with Lincoln’s head facing down, you should not be able to see the top of his head. If you can, your tires are too worn to be deemed safe. When you need new tires, you can count on the selection we have here at Mercedes-Benz of Southampton, which features a range of types and brands.

You can visit our trusted Mercedes-Benz dealership near Long Island, NY to get your tires checked in person by our expert service technicians. Stop by today or schedule an appointment online for a tire rotation and checkup. 

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