How to Tell if Your Mercedes-Benz Needs New Tires

February 13th, 2020 by

Tire change service on a Mercedes-Benz

How to Tell if Your Mercedes-Benz Needs New Tires

Your Safety Depends on Good Tires

Your vehicle’s tires are your only contact with the road—that’s why it’s important to ensure your tires are always in prime condition and to repair or replace them when needed.

Here at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, we’re committed to helping you maintain the safety of your vehicle with expert auto repair. Our team is here to assist you if you have any concerns about your tires or other maintenance needs. Feel free to call us or come by for a vehicle inspection and enjoy the continued confidence of safe travels.

6 Signs Your Tires Need Replacing

The last thing you want on your commute is a tire blowout. A simple check of your tires can prevent major issues or potential accidents. Here are 6 signs that your tires are ready for repair or replacement:

  1. Loss of air pressure. This could be a sign of a small leak that could be patched.
  2. Failing the penny test. Place a penny in the tread of your tires with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tire tread is worn too low and it’s time for a fresh set.
  3. Uneven wear. There are a few reasons for uneven wear: improper inflation, misaligned wheels, and damaged suspension parts.
  4. Strange sounds or vibrations. Hearing unusual or excessive sounds or feeling vibrations as you drive? Have your vehicle checked for potential tire, alignment, or suspension issues.
  5. “Bubbling.” Bubbles may develop on the side or the tread of your tires, due to manufacturing defects or air getting between the internal layers of your tires.
  6. Cracked rubber. Tires may show cracking due to age or improper use.

Visit Our Tire Center

If your tires show any of the signs listed above, or if you’re shopping for a set of summer or winter tires, our Tire Center has a wide selection of the best tire brands for your Mercedes-Benz. Search online by vehicle model and by tire size, and if you have any questions, speak with our knowledgeable advisor team to find the right set of tires for your needs.

In addition, all eligible tires come with Road Hazard Coverage. This complimentary coverage protects your tire investment by helping to cover the cost of repairing or replacing a damaged tire.

Schedule Your Appointment Online

Being a valued customer of Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, we’re excited to offer convenient online scheduling that you can access from anywhere at any time. Click here to schedule your appointment online. We look forward to seeing you.

And be sure to browse our service specials to help you save even more on your vehicle’s needed maintenance, lifestyle accessories, genuine parts, and more.

Need Mercedes-Benz Service? We Can Help

Whether you’re in need of a new set of tires for your vehicle or routine oil change service, our skilled technicians and state-of-the-art service center is here for you. At Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin, we’ll make sure your vehicle is running its best with genuine parts and expertise so you can get back on the road quickly and safely. Call or visit us today at Mercedes-Benz of Rocklin!

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