Fall Car Care: Tire Tips

October 14th, 2019 by

When we transition from fall to winter, it is crucial to make sure your tires are in good condition. Your safety depends a whole lot on the condition of your tires – they give you the ability to grip the road, make safe turns, and stop in a safe amount of time.

How To Maintain Tires

Check Tire Pressure

  • We suggest keeping your tire pressure at the recommended level which can be found in your vehicle owner’s manual. Be aware that cooler temperatures will change your tire pressure. Low tire pressure can cause your tires to lose their grip on damp, rainy surfaces.

Check Tread Wear

  • When your tire treads are worn, your vehicle is not able to handle weather conditions like rain and snow. Worn tire treads make it difficult for your vehicle to grip the road. Regardless of tread wear, many vehicle manufacturers recommend the average driver to replace their tires after 6-10 years. However, you should check the manufacturer’s recommendations on your specific tires.

Although there are many ways to check your tires at home, we highly recommend seeing a professional. Here at Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown we offer many vehicle services including tire inspections. With a Tire Center located in our dealership, we can help you find the best tires for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle.

Stocked with all major brands including BridgestoneContinentalDunlopPirelli, and much more, our highly trained technicians will assist you in finding what you are looking for.

The best way to prepare your Mercedes-Benz vehicle for the harsh snowy winter is to utilize our Mercedes-Benz Service Center that is right here in Smithtown, NY! Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take advantage of our service specials and parts specials. Check out our Express Service where no appointment is needed. Test-drive vehicles like the 2021 GLA SUV or the 2021 GLE Coupe. Head to our blog and read more helpful October Car Care Tips like Battery Tips and Windshield Tips. We look forward to seeing you at our Mercedes-Benz dealership located at 630 Middle Country Rd, St James, NY, 11780.