Tires are the only parts of your vehicle that actually touch the road, so proper inflation, even tread wear and new tires, if necessary, are important. That’s why Mack Lube Center® offers a full range of tire services.
Try the Penny Test
One good way to see if you need new tires is to measure your tread depth with a penny. Place a penny with the top of Lincoln’s head facing down in the grooves. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's most likely time to get a new set of tires from Mack Lube®. Modern tires also have “wear bars” molded into the tread that show a cross-tire pattern when the tread wears down to a designated level. By the time you see the cross-tire pattern, it’s definitely time to replace the tire.
Check Your Tire Pressure
Make it a habit to visually check your tires before you get in your car to see if they are even;y inflated. Having the correct amount of pressure in your tires means your vehicle is getting optimal contact with the road. Properly inflated tires help improve fuel economy and wear more evenly as well. That’s why the Mack Lube Center® Tire Rotation Service includes checking the tire pressure and inflating or deflating the tires as appropriate to meet your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.
Have Your Tires Rotated Regularly
For a comfortable, safe ride, it’s important to have good traction. Due to various factors, including improper alignment, tires may wear unevenly across the tread pattern. Regular tire rotations at Mack Lube® can help evenly distribute wear — so you get the most miles out of your tires while maximizing traction on all four wheels and helping prevent flat tires.
Flat Tire Repair
In the event you get a flat tire, come by Mack Lube® Center. Mack Lube offers flat tire repairs, as well as the option to buy brand new ones. So what could have been a major headache is just a minor inconvenience.
First, they determine whether the tire is repairable, inspecting for wear, potential structural damage to the tire and previous repairs. To fix it, a patch or plug is put into place, completely sealing the tire to industry standards. After the patch or plug has set, they inflate the tire to your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations, which can also be found on the driver’s side doorjamb. They then balance the wheel and tire to distribute weight evenly on the wheel for a smoother ride and then mount the tire back onto your vehicle.
Tires on the wheel axle that get power from the engine wear faster than tires on the wheel axle that don’t. This causes uneven tread wear on either your front tires if you have a front-wheel drive vehicle or your rear tires if you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Tire manufacturers may refuse to honor a warranty if the tires are not properly rotated at the prescribed intervals, so bring your car to your local Mack Lube® for Tire Rotation Service. We’ll rotate your tires from front to back and/or left to right in accordance with the recommendations for your particular vehicle and tires to help you get the most life out of your tires.