Ride quality and performance depend largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Salinas roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Cardinale Mazda!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
THE PENNY TEST
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
· Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
· Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
· If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
· Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places on each tire.
There are a few other ways for drivers in Salinas to check tire tread depth, including using a tread depth gauge and tread wear indicator bars
Learn more about how to give your Mazda tire treads a longer life is by maintaining recommended tire pressure, or connect with the Service Department at Cardinale Mazda for any and all tire service! Learn why to choose our service department while our staff can also help confirm if your battery is dying and give you more maintenance tips – like how to check your transmission fluid – before you get back on the road.
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Delaying tire service can result in damage to your tires and suspension. Let our service team at Cardinale Mazda provide the best possible service for your Mazda.
A new vehicle is often the second most expensive purchase that you will make in your lifetime, and if you want to make sure that it runs as long as you expect it to, one of the best ways of guaranteeing longevity is to have it serviced by people who are specifically trained to deal with the brand of vehicle you drive. If you are a Mazda owner, you will be sure to appreciate that we employ certified technicians who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose and operate on your vehicle. Even if you don’t drive a Mazda, our technicians are capable of assisting you. No matter what you need, we have you covered.
We believe strongly in building outstanding relationships that last, and as two values found in any healthy relationship are honesty and communication, we employ both of those in all that we do here. When you bring in your vehicle for service, we let you know what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. We are also as honest as we can be about everything. Some service shops will put questionable charges on the bill and come up with an excuse for its existence, but you will find none of that here at Cardinale Mazda.
The honest communicators that we just discussed are the same certified technicians that we referred to earlier, and although their personalities make them pleasant to deal with, there is no arguing that it’s their skills under the hood that keeps Salinas residents coming back to us for all of their auto service and repair needs. There is no job too big or too small for our service team, and as they follow a set of guidelines put in place by the manufacturer, you never have to worry about the quality of the job.