Ride quality and performance depend largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Chattanooga roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Integrity Mazda!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
THE PENNY TEST
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
· Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
· Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
· If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
· Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places on each tire.
There are a few other ways for drivers in Chattanooga to check tire tread depth, including using a tread depth gauge and tread wear indicator bars
Learn more about how to give your Mazda tire treads a longer life is by maintaining recommended tire pressure, or connect with the Service Department at Integrity Mazda for any and all tire service! Learn why to choose our service department while our staff can also help confirm if your battery is dying and give you more maintenance tips – like how to check your transmission fluid – before you get back on the road.
NEED TIRE SERVICE?
CONTACT US TODAY
Delaying tire service can result in damage to your tires and suspension. Let our service team at Integrity Mazda provide the best possible service for your Mazda.
Welcome to the Integrity Mazda dealership! Integrity Mazda is a Mazda dealership located in Chattanooga, Tennessee and serving the greater area of Hamilton County and the nearby areas of Soddy-Daisy, Cleveland, and even Ringgold across the border in Georgia, with dedicated automotive sales and service opportunities. The Integrity Mazda dealership store and website are both brand-new, but we’ve been faithfully serving our community of Chattanooga since 1996.
Want to learn about what we have to offer drivers in the area? Browse through our website to check out our online inventory of new Mazda models, our service and parts department staffed by factory-trained technicians, our finance department for credit approval and leasing, and so much more. Additionally, please feel free to contact us at any time. The Integrity Mazda staff can be reached online, over the phone, or on-site at our home in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We hope to hear from you soon!