The wheel of your car is more than just a rim, and the tires of your vehicle do more than tear up the road. These essential components go hand in hand to ensure that you have a smooth safe ride, regardless of road conditions.

Are My Wheels Damaged?

Wheels are designed to take on the huge forces that your vehicle endures while you’re on the road. That said, they can, occasionally, get damaged with enough impact. For instance, if you put a wheel into a pothole while you’re cruising down the highway at 75 miles per hour, you could wind up with a wheel that actually dents or bends. And unfortunately, that means that you’ll have to repair or replace the wheel. In some instances, a wheel can be bent back into shape. However, if you have a cracked wheel or if the lug holes on your wheel are damaged, it’ll be time to replace the whole thing.

If you have a damaged wheel, you may notice wheel damage if your tire instantly deflates, or it won’t hold pressure. You may hear hissing or feel air leaking around the rim.

When Should You Replace Your Tires?

Now, tires are another story entirely. Tires eventually wear down, and they’ll have to be replaced to ensure that your car is safe on the road. You should replace your tires before all of the tread wears away.

Why?

Well, that tread is there for a reason. Tread improves the performance of a vehicle, and it’s especially important in adverse weather. A deeply grooved tire can retain traction on wet and snowy roads far better than a bare tire. Now, you may be wondering how much tread you should have on your vehicle. Most mechanics recommend 4/32” of tread. That’s roughly the distance from Abe Lincoln’s head to the edge of a penny if you’d like to check the tread on your tires yourself. Legally speaking, your tire tread should be no shorter than 2/32″ in depth.


Tire & Wheel Replacements & Upgrades at Avalon

Whether you need a wheel replacement, or a tire upgrade, we can accommodate. Here at Avalon Motorsports, we carry a catalog of all of the tires and wheels that you’ll need to make your vehicle perform well and look great. If you’re looking to bring your car into the shop, don’t hesitate to make an appointment! Also, feel free to get in touch with us before you bring your vehicle in, so that we can be sure to have your tires or wheels in stock and ready for installation. Avalon Motorsports is proud to be your Denver source for German-manufactured vehicle repairs and upgrades.