When you need new tires, you need to consult the New Orleans auto care experts at Twin Tire.
You're training for the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans marathon. Sometimes, though, the training becomes a real pain - like when your sore muscles and other aches kick in. It occasionally makes you think, "I'm too old for this." But you keep at it anyway because it does make you feel better.
Speaking of getting old, you're not the only one. So are your car and its tires. And even though your tires might appear to be in great shape, you need to keep an eye on them as they age. Edmunds.com has this to say about the "perils of driving on aging tires - including those that have never spent a day on the road."
"For years, people have relied on a tire's tread depth to determine its condition. But the rubber compounds in a tire deteriorate with time, regardless of the condition of the tread. An old tire poses a safety hazard," Edmunds says.
Edmunds adds, "For some people, old tires might never be an issue. If you drive a typical number of miles, somewhere around 12,000-15,000 miles annually, a tire's tread will wear out in three to four years, long before the rubber compound does. But if you only drive 6,000 miles a year, or have a car that you only drive on weekends, aging tires could be an issue. The age warning also applies to spare tires and 'new' tires that have never been used but are old."
The effects of age, Edmunds says, are even worse in hot, coastal climates like we have in New Orleans: National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration "research has found that tires age more quickly in warmer climates. NHTSA also found that environmental conditions like exposure to sunlight and coastal climates can hasten the aging process. People who live in warm weather and coastal states should keep this in mind when deciding whether they should retire a tire."
Whether you need to replace your tires because they're worn or because they're simply old, the best folks to consult are the certified New Orleans auto care pros at Twin Tire Auto Care.
Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto repair and auto care locations to serve you - Marrero, Hammond and Harvey. Twin Tire also has a New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.