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Caring for your tires is one of the most important aspects of vehicle maintenance, which is why it's vital to know how to care for your tires and spot signs of potential tire damage. Take a look below to find out more about Nissan tire care in Scottsdale!

Is Tire Tread Really That Important?

We get this question a lot and we always say that, yes, your tires' tread is an incredibly necessary part of your vehicle! It's one of those things we don't often think about when it comes to our cars, but your tires' tread is literally what keeps your car steady on the road.

When your tires lose that grip, you'll find that your vehicle doesn't handle as well and you have a harder time braking.

How Does the "Penny Test" Work?

If you think your tires might be getting too bald, there is a simple test that you can do to see if your tread is at safe, acceptable levels. It's called the "penny test," and it only requires a single penny from start to finish.

It works by taking a penny and placing Lincoln upside down in the tire's tread. If you can see Lincoln's hair, then your tread is most likely too low, which means your tires should probably be replaced. If you can't see the president's coifed 'do, then you're probably still good for a few more months.

What Are More Signs of Tire Damage?

Low tread isn't the only tire damage symptom you should be looking out for. There are also other big signs of potential tire failure that you should be familiar with, including:

  • Punctures or cuts in the sidewall
  • Bulges or bubbles in the sidewall
  • Strong vibrations in the steering wheel

Any of these signs could indicate that you have issues with your tires, such as internal damage or poor alignment, which is why it's important to keep an eye out and bring your car into our Scottsdale tire shop immediately should you notice one.

Where Can I Find a Phoenix-Area Tire Shop Near Me?

At Pinnacle Nissan, we strive to provide our customers with affordable and reliable tire service on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Your car will be in the hands of our factory-certified technicians who are experts on Nissan maintenance and repair, and who will be able to get you and your car back on the road quickly.

You can schedule an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduling tool, or simply drop in and we'll be happy to help. We look forward to serving you soon!

Customer responsible for first $12 of Lyft ride, any remaining amount will be paid by Pinnacle Nissan. See dealer for details.



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