Along with your brakes, tires are one of the most important components of your Toyota, meaning tire maintenance is essential to the safety of your vehicle. In order to ensure your tires last as long as possible, it's important that they undergo maintenance on a regular basis. Selecting tires that are specifically designed for your vehicle, driving style and the weather conditions in your area, will lengthen the time you can go between maintenance and changing your tires. When it's time for a new set, we carry all major tire brands including: BFGoodrich, Goodyear, Michelin, Yokohama and Dunlop. The tire experts at Ray Brandt Toyota serving New Orleans, LA, will be able to help drivers determine the best set of tires to fit their needs.
If you're unsure if it's time to change your tires, there are a couple test you can do at home to determine their safety. Keep in mind that having under 1/16 of an inch of tread depth is considered highly unsafe. In addition to looking back at your tire paperwork, which indicates how long your tires should last, you can also use the penny test. Place a penny with Lincoln's head facing down on your tire tread. Your tires should be changed as soon as possible if you can still see all of his head. You can also examine the indicator bar for tread wear that runs in a perpendicular pattern with your tread and is only visible as your tread begins to wear out. If you can see the tread bars completely, it's time to change your tires.
By far, the biggest benefit of having new tires is safety. New tires grip the surface of the road while improving traction and ability to make sudden stops or drive on slippery surfaces, both of which can prevent a potential accident. Along with helping to prevent collisions, the performance of your Toyota will improve since the engine will be better able to distribute power among the wheels. This will ultimately get you better fuel efficiency and keep more money in your pocket.
If you're in the Marrero, LA, area and have any questions about Toyota tire maintenance feel free to contact one of the tire experts here at Ray Brandt Toyota serving New Orleans, LA. Don't forget to check out our service specials to get a deal on tires for your Toyota and save even more money.