Everything You Need to Know About Tires at Mike Miller Hyundai

At Mike Miller Hyundai, we offer a great selection of new and pre-owned Hyundai vehicles to the residents of Peoria, IL, including the greater areas of Normal, Washington, and Macomb, IL. From capable and rugged SUVs like the new 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe to efficient, compact, and dependable sedans, like the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, we offer a great selection of Hyundai vehicles here at Mike Miller Hyundai. In addition, our excellent team of technicians at our Mike Miller Hyundai service center, the parts department, and our special Hyundai dealership tire center ensure that your Hyundai vehicle stays running just as well as the day you bought it.


As with many systems on your vehicle, tires are considered a wear item and will eventually need to be replaced. Tires wear as you rack on the miles on your vehicle due to the friction with the road and routinely checking and monitoring their serviceable lifespan is one of the best practices you do for your vehicle. Fortunately, tire manufacturers make it very easy to determine the remaining lifespan of your tires. Along the tread, or the portion of tire in contact with the road as it rotates, there are several “wear bands” or raised rubber portions within the grooves of the tire which represent a minimum tread depth that the tires can reach before becoming unsafe to operate. If you that the entire tread surface is close to or has become flush with these wear bands, you know it is time to replace your tires. These tread depth indicators become even more important to monitor if you ever find yourself driving in wet conditions, since the tread of the tire prevents your tires from hydroplaning. Operating worn tires, improperly inflated tires, or tires out of alignment can all yield unsafe driving conditions for your vehicle, giving you less contact and traction.


One of the best steps toward properly caring for your vehicle is to routinely monitor and replace worn tires. Generally, all tires have a wear rating and an estimated mileage that they can provide before becoming worn out, which can range from over 60,000 miles for more efficient, touring tires to less than 10,000 miles for aggressive performance tires. Rotating your tires can help improve the lifespan of their tread by distributing the wear to all areas of the contact patch. When purchasing new tires, it is important to purchase a tire with the characteristics that you find important. For a family vehicle like a minivan that can mean a long-lasting, and flexible tire, while a sports car may be better suited to a high-performance tire offering superior grip and handling characteristics.


No matter the vehicle that you drive, it is important to ensure that your tires remain in good shape. Here at our Hyundai dealership near Galesburg, IL, we offer a great team of service technicians and a great selection of new tires to ensure that your vehicle always has a good set of rubber. And with a convenient online scheduling tool on our website, it’s always easy to fit servicing your vehicle into your busy schedule. So stop by our showroom and service center, located at 2007 West Pioneer Parkway in Peoria, IL to ensure that your tires stay in great condition.

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