Winter Tire Services at North Brothers Ford in Westland, MI
When the winter weather hits hard, as it often does in Southeast Michigan, it’s time to take a look at your tires. Whether you have all-season or winter tires currently on your vehicle, it’s good to get in a habit of inspecting your tires. Having properly inflated tires, enough tire tread, even tread wear, and quality tires are all important parts in your safety on the road. Continue reading for more information on winter tire services offered at North Brothers in Westland, MI, and schedule your vehicle maintenance online.
Check Your Tires – Inflation, Tread Wear, Tread Depth
As we move further into winter, you should regularly check your tires to make sure they’re still in the proper condition to handle snow and ice. This includes checking inflation, tread depth, and tread wear.
Check the sticker on the inside of your driver’s side door for the PSI level your tires need to be inflated to, and check your tires via a pressure gauge. If you don’t have one handy, we’d be happy to check at your next oil change.
Next, check the tread depth of your tires by using the penny method or by simply driving into our Service Center in Westland where our tread spec machine will do the work for you. Our tread spec machine will check for tread depth and tread wear per tire. This will tell you whether you need a rotation, or new tires!
Consider Purchasing Winter Tires
If, after having your all-season tires checked for inflation, tread wear, and tread depth, you’re still not sure they’ll keep you safe this winter, you might want to consider purchasing winter tires. Winter tires are specifically designed to provide better traction and grip of the road in cold, snowy, and icy weather, meaning you’ll have better stopping and starting power when you need it most. Here are some features of winter tires that can contribute to your safety:
- Wider tread channels to better cut through snow and slush
- Aggressive tread patterns for better traction in starting and stopping
- Softer rubber compound to maintain grip at bitter cold temperatures
- Biting edges for grip in deep snow
With all their great safety features, winter tires are documented to shorten braking times to a quarter of the time of all-season tires. To find out what winter tire options are available at North Brothers Ford and which option makes sense for your budget, consult our tire experts at (734) 821-7451.
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Schedule Your Tire Services and Routine Maintenance Online at North Brothers Ford
Are you worried about the safety or condition of your tires? Bring your car, truck, crossover, or SUV into our Certified Service Center at 33300 Ford Rd., Westland, MI 48185! Our certified technicians are experts in winter tire inspections, rotations, and installations. Not to mention, they’ll help you find a great deal within your budget. Schedule all your tire services and routine maintenance online at North Brothers Ford or by giving us a call at (734) 821-7451. We’re happy to provide quality Winter Car Care for our neighbors in Westland, Wayne, Inkster, Redford, Taylor, Northville, Canton, and beyond!