Does your Ford need new tires? Head over to Spirit Ford in Dundee, MI! We have tires that are suited for all Ford models. Want to learn more about our dealership? Check out our service center and meet our staff. Keep reading to learn more about tire maintenance. If you have any questions, give our service center a call at (734) 230-7578 or send us a message.
Does your Ford need new tires? Luckily, you can order your tires ahead of time so we can have them ready for you when you get here. Schedule a service appointment online or give us a call at (734) 230-7578 to schedule your appointment.
Getting a new set of tires doesn’t have to be expensive, thanks to our Ford tire deals. Check out the maintenance schedule for your Ford model to see how often it is recommended that you swap out your tires, and how often you should have tire maintenance performed. Easily schedule a service appointment online or by phone at (734) 230-7578.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends that you replace your tires every six years, regardless of mileage and condition — this includes your spare tire, even if it hasn’t been used. However, you’ll likely have to replace your tires before then anyway, thanks to normal wear and tear.
So, when do you know to replace your tires? You need to check your tire tread in order to see how much tread has worn off. There are two ways you can do this: by using a penny or by using a tire tread depth gauge.
When using the penny hack, place the penny head-down in the center of your tire tread — if it’s flush with Lincoln’s head, you need to replace your tires.
If you use a tire tread depth gauge, you will see that they measure in 32nds of an inch. If the depth is 4/32, you will need new tires soon. If your tires are 2/32 or less, you need to change your tires as soon as possible.
Rotating your tires can help reduce irregular wear and tear, which will help them last longer. Check your owner’s manual for the exact timeframe in which you should rotate your tires. Most manufacturers recommend between 5,000 and 8,000 miles.
Newer Ford models have standard tire pressure monitoring systems, which will alert you when tire pressure is low. If your model doesn’t have this, don’t worry — you can buy an inexpensive tire pressure gauge or head to a gas station or service station that has air pressure machines for you to use. Refer to your owner’s manual for your optimal tire pressure; this information can also be found on the panel or sticker located near the driver-side door.
To check your tire pressure, remove the cap from the air valve on your tire. You will hear a slight hissing sound, which indicates that air is slowly depleting from the tire. Simply insert the pressure gauge into the valve — you’ll know it’s properly inserted when you no longer hear the hissing sound. If you’re using a digital tire pressure gauge, it should immediately start detecting the tire pressure; if you’re using a handheld gauge or the handle of an air compressor, a small tube will pop up when you attach the hose. The number at the hash mark on the bottom of the tube indicates your car’s pressure level.
When your Ford needs new tires, you can count on the team at Spirit Ford to get you taken care of in a quick and efficient manner. Schedule a service appointment at Spirit Ford, and we’ll get your car taken care of.