With Mercedes-Benz service and maintenance, you can ensure your vehicle maintains its value for future sale, needs fewer costly repairs and services, and stays as safe as possible on every ride. And you’ll find service you can trust right here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville. Here’s a closer look at tire service, and the signs that your vehicle may need a new set of tires.

You Notice Apparent Signs of Damage

If you see that the tire on your vehicle has a noticeable bubble, cracks, or damage from a sharp implement, you’ll want to bring it down to your Mercedes-Benz service center right away. Bubbles on the tire can indicate that air is getting in between the layers, which is an indication of structural damage, and punctures make it unsafe to drive.

Your Tire Tread is Low

It’s important to get your tire treads inspected regularly, as they’ll keep you informed about the health of your tire. If the tread looks low, use the tire quarter test. Simply place a quarter into the tread with George Washington’s head pointing down. If the top of his head is covered, your tire tread is safe to drive on. If the top of his head is exposed, your tire tread is low, and the tires should be replaced.

Your Tires Are Old

Tires should typically be changed no less than every six years. Some tires can last up to ten years with proper maintenance and care, but most automakers recommend replacements after the six-year mark. As your tires get older, it’s especially important to bring them in for inspections and to check the pressure and tread depth regularly.

It’s easy to maintain and care for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle right here at Mercedes-Benz of Jacksonville. We provide tire service and support and so much more, like oil changes, battery inspections, and brake pad replacements. Keep your car safe with the support of our team today!