Is your Nissan ready for some new tires? On average, tires will need to be replaced every six years. So, if you are approaching this six-year mark, noticed that your tread is low, or are experienced impacted braking and accelerating due to worn tires, visit us at Sheehy Nissan of Manassas for high-quality Nissan tire replacements near Bristow, VA.
Did you know that you can check tire tread at home with a quarter? Tires require a minimum 1/8th of an inch of tread to be deemed safe to drive. Since the edge of a quarter to the top of George Washington’s head is 1/8th of an inch, the quarter is a very handy way to check your tire tread quickly and for free.
To use the quarter tire tread test, you will need to face Washington’s head towards you and place the quarter upside-down so that the top of the head goes in first. Once in the tread, check to see where the tread ends in relation to the position of Washington’s head. If you can see the top of his head, that tire must be replaced as soon as possible. If the tread covers the top of his head, that tire still has enough tread for driving. Not that if the tread covers the top of his head but most of his head is visible, you will need to replace that tire soon. Repeat this process for the remaining three wheels to see which tires will need to be replaced.
Want to get the tires on your Nissan replaced by a Nissan technician? Experience affordable and efficient Nissan tire replacements near Bristow, VA, at Sheehy Nissan of Manassas! Schedule an appointment with our service team to reserve your spot.