October Car Care: Tire Tips
As we start to transition from fall to winter, it is crucial to make sure your tires are in good condition. Your tires give you the ability to grip the road, make safe turns, and stop in a safe amount of time. Your safety depends a whole lot on the condition of your tires.
There are a few ways you can maintain your tires. We suggest keeping your tire pressure at the recommended level which can be found in your vehicles 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.
Another helpful tip we recommend is checking your tires 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 Competition BMW 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 BMW model. Stocked with all major brands including Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Pirelli and much more, our highly trained technicians will assist you in finding what you are looking for. A handful of the tires we offer at our dealership now have complimentary Road Hazard Tire Coverage for the first year of ownership, all at no additional charge!
The best way to prepare your BMW vehicle for the harsh snowy winter is to utilize our Competition BMW 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! Be sure to also check out our BMW Fall Service Event. We look forward to seeing you at our Competition BMW dealership located at 599 Middle Country Rd, St James, NY, 11780.