Know Your Tires

Tires & You

Colorado is home to some of the toughest roads in the country. Don’t let something as simple as the wrong set of tires keep you from enjoying them! Stop in at Land Rover Roaring Fork and let us take care of all your tire needs. Let our service experts guide you to the perfect set of tires and answer any and all questions you might have about different tires and maintenance.

The Difference Between Snow Tires & All-Season Tires

Snow tires are designed to operate best in cold weather and on the harsh road conditions Colorado winters often create.

Snow tires have unique tread design and special slits in the tires, called Sipes, that allow them to dig deep into compacted snow for better grip and handling. They are made of a compound of flexible rubber which contains silica that allows the tire to remain flexible in cold weather and prevent sliding.

All-season tires are exactly what they sound like – tires for all seasons of the year. They can handle a variety of road and weather conditions and are your all-purpose go-to tire for your vehicle. These tires can be still be used in milder winter weather, but should be switched out for snow tires once the average daily temperature of your commute or road trip drops below 45° F.

How Often Should I Rotate Or Change My Tires?

Besides the brakes, tires are the most important system on your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to maintain them properly, especially with how hard the road and weather can be here in Glenwood Springs. The easiest thing to do is rotate your tires every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. This prevents bald spots from forming as quickly, as the wear is distributed evenly. Some experts say a rotation every oil change would be good! Other quick maintenance tips are checking the tire pressure, inspecting sidewalls and taking note of any unusual sounds or irregular handling.

Another good judge of whether or not it is time to change your tires is the quarter test. Just place a quarter head first into several tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Washington’s head, your treads are shallow and worn and your tires need to be replaced. If part of Washington’s head is always covered by the tread, you have more than 1/8 of an inch of tread depth remaining.

Your Tires Need Maintenance Too!

Just like every other part of your vehicle, your tires need regular maintenance as well.

Keeping them filled to proper inflation, doing the quarter test, and always checking for sidewall or other damage is crucial. These small steps can help better gas mileage and save on costly repairs and possible breakdowns.

Visit Land Rover Roaring Fork Today

Give us a call or visit us today for all you tire needs and see for yourself why Land Rover Roaring Fork is the premiere Land Rover dealership in Colorado.

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