When Is It Time To Change Tires?

You may notice your stopping distance increasing or your tires’ tread pattern looks different. Remember that the primary function of tires is to give your car stability and traction by diverting water from underneath them. When their tread is worn through or less effective, this is the most noticeable sign of impending replacement. Safety is the motivator here – less tread and traction means your stopping distance is increased. In bad weather or low visibility, this could be unsafe.

Checking You Have a Spare Tire

Spare tires are an important consideration every time you take a drive, long or short. How many times have you pulled the car out of the drive way or garage and not thought about whether or not you have a spare tire? Always check because you never know if you are going to need it or not…Especially for long journeys!

Where can you find a spare tire in a car?

Let’s say you have never checked if you have a spare tire or not in your car, or you are borrowing a friend or rental car. Most modern cars have the spare tire in the trunk, to the rear of the vehicle. However, older models, such as the Volkswagen Beetle from the 1960s and 1970s, the trunk of the car is to the front of the vehicle under the “bonnet” and the engine is to the rear!

Getting a Tire Change Service

So you’re all set with knowing that you have a spare tire and that you can locate it in your vehicle. What happens if you don’t have the tools to perform the tire change or don’t have the knowledge? All you need for this one is Emergency Towing’s telephone number. As part of our roadside assistance service, we can send a vehicle technician out to your location and get you back on the road in no time at all. As the name suggests, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

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