Treading Lightly? Tips for Buying Tires from Your Oklahoma Ford Dealer

March 28th, 2022 by

Hand Pointing at Worn Down Tire Treads

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You wouldn’t wear worn-out, broken-down shoes every day. Your vehicle shouldn’t, either.

No, we don’t mean that your car should sport the latest sneakers, but it should be equipped with tires that handle the surfaces you regularly drive on and that are in good condition. Worn-out tires make for a less-safe vehicle, not only because of loss of handling, but also because of the risk of blow-outs or flats.

If you aren’t checking the condition of your tires every month, add it to your planner, and then head over to Zeck Ford OKC in Purcell, Oklahoma to replace them when they’re worn. We’ll take care of your new car, used car, Ford F-150 – whatever you bring us – and guarantee that you’ll pay the lowest price, or we’ll refund you the difference.

Worn Out Tires? Time for Replacements

Worn treads render tires unsafe. No, we’re not being dramatic. Tires are considered unsafe when any area of the tread is worn down to 2/32”. But don’t wait for your tires to reach this mark. Replace them when they reach 4/32” depth. To compare, brand-new tires have tread depths between 9/32” and 11/32”.

To measure tread depth, grab a penny. Insert the penny into the gap in the tread, with Abraham Lincoln’s head pointing downward, in the most-used area of your tire. If you can see the entirety of Lincoln’s head, you must buy new tires as soon as possible.

But treadwear isn’t the only sign you need new tires. Look for cracks in the rubber, damage to the valve stem, bubbles or lumps, and anything else that doesn’t look quite right.

Buy New Tires Between Seasons

When you bought a new car for sale at a Ford dealership near you, it probably came with all-purpose tires, which are meant for driving in any weather condition.

But if you wanted improved grip during inclement winter weather, you likely had your all-purpose tires traded for snow tires. Now that spring is upon us, it’s time to switch back to your all-purpose tires.

The right tire tread and rubber type determines how much traction you’ll get on the road. For example, snow tires stay softer than all-purpose tires, even in freezing temperatures, so they do a better job of gripping the road. However, in warm weather, those snow tires don’t do their jobs as effectively.

If you’ve swapped your tires for the season, now’s the time to switch them back, taking care to inspect your all-purpose tires before you put them on. You may find that it’s a convenient time to get new tires and recycle the old ones.

Replaced Damaged Tires at Our Oklahoma New Car Dealership

Not only can you shop for new cars at Zeck Ford OKC, but our Ford service center will take care of all your tire needs, too. If you’ve noticed your tires are damaged, visit us in Purcell to replace them.

Bubbles, bulges, sidewall cracks, embedded nails, or damaged valve caps are all reasons to have your tires checked over by a pro, and possibly even buy replacement ones so you can drive safely on the road. Although nail holes can be patched, other damage isn’t so easily rectified and can compromise your safety on the road.

A major sign your tires are damaged or you need a rotation can include the sensation of a vibration in your steering wheel in your hands. If you notice this, it’s time to visit the tire shop at Zeck Ford OKC.

Falling Flat? Rise Up with New Tires

Tires that don’t hold air like they did when they were new are not only an inconvenience; they’re a hazard. If you find yourself using your at-home air compressor or visiting the air pump at the gas station more and more frequently, it may be time to replace your leaky tires.

Perhaps they’re just old. Or maybe they’ve been patched a lot. Your situation won’t improve if you don’t buy new tires for your car, SUV, or Ford F-150.

The Zeck Low Price Tire Guarantee at Your Oklahoma Ford Dealer

Let us help you take care of your tires by rotating them every 5,000 to 7,000 miles and by replacing your tires when they wear out.

When it’s time to buy new tires, do your research, but head to Zeck Ford OKC in Purcell, Oklahoma, to buy new tires, so you’ll get our low-price tire guarantee.

If you buy new tires from us, and see the same ones advertised elsewhere for a lower price within 30 days of your purchase, we’ll refund you the difference. Or, if you’re planning to buy new tires, and you found some for a lower price than we offer at Zeck, we’ll beat that price the same day.

Buying tires shouldn’t break the bank; save money at Zeck Ford OKC, on 13 major tire brands: Michelin, BF Goodrich, Goodyear, Hankook, Uniroyal, Dunlop, Kelly, Bridgestone, Firestone, Pirelli, Yokohama, Continental, and General.

Schedule a tire appointment at our Ford service center today.

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