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What Should You Know About New Tires?

Before you take the leap to purchase a new set of tires, take a look at your tires. Do you actually need new tires? A good place to look is your tread. You can measure the depth using the old penny trick. Simply place the penny into your tread groove with Lincoln head pointing down. If your tread is worn to less than 2/32 of an inch you will see the top of Lincolns head. If you see this you need new tires. Where to Buy Tires Who to buy a new tire from can be a challenge. One option is the car dealer, but they are often the most expensive. You will have better luck with an auto and tire shop like O'Shea Tire & Service Center. We often run specials on tires when you purchase new tires from our location. How to Choose the Right Tires Now it is time to select the right size tire. Most tires are branded with a number that tells you all about the product you are about to purchase. These long numbers on a tire's sidewall tel ... read more


Tires 101