Tires play a critical role in the safety of your vehicle. They must be in good shape to provide traction, handling, and braking on icy or wet roads. They should also be replaced after a certain amount of time has passed.
But how can you tell when your tires need to be replaced and which are best for your KIA?
In this blog post, Auffenberg KIA of Cape Girardeau will discuss when to replace your car tires and how to snag the perfect tires for your KIA!
Should I change my car’s tire after a certain age?
The response to this query is a resounding “maybe”! Tires are made of rubber and other materials that naturally degrade over time.
However, the rate of this degradation will depend on numerous factors, such as:
- The quality of the tires when they were manufactured
- How often are they used
- The conditions in which they are driven (hot, cold, dry, wet, etc.)
- How they are stored
As a result, it is hard to give a definitive answer as to when your car’s tires should be replaced.
However, most experts believe you should, at the very least, get your tires checked annually to look for wear and tear.
Look for the following signs to know when to replace or change your tires:
- Tread depth is below the minimum legal limit
- Tires are cracked, torn, or otherwise damaged
- Tires are balding or have uneven wear
- Tires leak air
Of course, if you have any doubts, it is always best to consult with a professional.
How to find the ideal tires for your KIA?
You may be surprised to learn that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. The ideal tires for your KIA will rely on a variety of variables:
The KIA model you have:
Your particular KIA model is one of several available, ranging from cars to SUVs. The kind of tires you’ll require will depend on the make and model of your vehicle. For example, If you own a KIA Rio, you’ll need passenger car tires, whereas if you have a KIA Sorento, you’ll need SUV tires.
Your driving habits:
Are you a cautious driver who obeys the speed limit? Or are you a more aggressive driver who likes to push your KIA to its limits? Your driving habits will impact the kind of tires that work best for you.
The climate where you live and drive:
Are the roads in your area primarily dry? Do they frequently get icy or wet? The weather conditions where you live and drive will help to determine what type of tire is best suited for your vehicle. Tires designed for warm, dry climates may not perform well in cold, wet conditions. Tires designed for snowy or icy weather may not be ideal for use on hot, dry pavement.
Choosing the most appropriate tires can be a bit confusing for some. Auffenberg KIA of Cape Girardeau, serving Scott City, MO, can help with tire selection. We are committed to ensuring you receive tires that meet or exceed the requirements for your car.
We provide a price match guarantee, so our customers can be confident they’re getting the best deal.