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Need New Tires for Your Buick or GMC?

Keeping a sharp eye on your tires is extremely important for the efficiency of your vehicle and your safety. Doing a few simple checks each month will keep your tires in good shape longer and help you to avoid any tire related problems down the road. First, check your tire pressure at least once a month, use a tire pressure gauge to check each tire and determine if your tires need more air in them - or some air let out if they are filled beyond the recommended PSI for your vehicle. Most gas stations have a tire pressure gauge you can borrow in a pinch if you don't have one, and they also usually have an air compressor to add air to your tires if they are a little low. Second, perform a tire tread inspection using the simple penny test. By taking a penny and inserting it into the grooves of the tread hair down, if any part of Lincoln's head is obstructed you are in the legal limit the tread needs to be - if you are getting close to seeing the top of Lincoln's hair it is time to look for new tires. Perform this test in multiple areas on each tire. Third, perform a site inspection of each tire - look for cracks in the sidewall of the tire and for foreign objects in the tire such as nails or debris.

How do I Know I am Choosing the Right Tire?

Depending on the type of vehicle you are fitting for tires, the way you drive, the road conditions you most often encounter, and to some extent your budget - you will have several options to choose from. Making sure that you choose tires that compliment these situations is your safest bet.

Some good things to keep in mind while researching the right tires for your vehicle:

  1. What is the worst road condition that you encounter on a regular basis? Maybe you live in a city with a lot of rain or ice on the roads you travel regularly. Making sure your tires can handle the conditions it meets on a regular basis will keep you and your passengers safe.
  2. What kind of ride are you looking for? Are you looking for tires that will give you a smooth and comfortable ride? Or do you want a tire that will have precision handling on a winding road? Getting a good match for your driving style will make a huge difference in the ride.
  3. What is your budget? This is the last thing we want you to consider in your purchase journey, only because we understand that sometimes a budget is important, but if you are able to spend the money now, it will pay off down the road as you will have chosen a tire with more value that will last you longer. Longer lasting tires means spending less overall.

Our expert service technicians are happy to help answer any questions you might have to help you find the perfect tire for your vehicle. We can perform tire inspections for you, and help you find a great deal on quality tires. So contact the service department at Kelly Buick GMC, or stop in today!