Ride quality and performance depend largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Middletown roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Compass Mazda!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
THE PENNY TEST
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
· Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
· Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
· If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
· Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places on each tire.
There are a few other ways for drivers in Middletown to check tire tread depth, including using a tread depth gauge and tread wear indicator bars
Learn more about how to give your Mazda tire treads a longer life is by maintaining recommended tire pressure, or connect with the Service Department at Compass Mazda for any and all tire service! Learn why to choose our service department while our staff can also help confirm if your battery is dying and give you more maintenance tips – like how to check your transmission fluid – before you get back on the road.
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Delaying tire service can result in damage to your tires and suspension. Let our service team at Compass Mazda provide the best possible service for your Mazda.
For a car buying experience that exceeds expectations, come see us at Compass Mazda, part of the Compass Motors group. Our dealership is locally owned and operated by the Wagner brothers. We are your premier destination for all things Mazda.
Since taking over Compass Mazda in 2007, we've been working hard to provide shoppers with a better car buying experience based on straightforward business practices and building lasting relationships. We create a relaxing atmosphere and don't pressure our customers into making a purchase. Both in sales and in our service department, we present our customers with options that work for their budget and meet their needs. At Compass Mazda, our priority is making sure our customers have a safe and reliable vehicle and one that is everything they have ever wanted in a Mazda.
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If you're looking for a used car in the Orange County area, Compass Mazda can also help you there. Our selection of certified pre-owned vehicles is comprised of a variety of makes and models, not just Mazda vehicles. We have a number of used cars, trucks, SUV's and more from multiple carmakers.
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