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When to get new tires

Tires are an investment in your security and peace of mind. Jack Furrier gives you the facts you need to make that investment confidently. Learn how to measure your current tires' tread to know to replace them. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about tire construction and puncture repair.

Total Tire Maintenance

Take care of your car or truck, and it will take care of you. Jack Furrier is a full-service tire center, where you not only can buy your tires, but also come back for tire rotation and wheel alignment and have the comfort of knowing you have Total Tire Maintenance with any tire purchase. Plus, there are no hidden costs in our pricing. We always show you the entire tire price so you won’t get sticker shock.

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Major Tire Brands

Jack Furrier carries a wide range of tire brands you know and trust. Our premium tire brands deliver cutting-edge, high performance for your car or truck, including Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Cooper tires. Our total tire price includes the guaranteed lowest total price for your tires including rubber value stems and installation, as well as special financing, lifetime tire rotation and our Jack Furrier limited warranty honored at over 14 locations. Jack Furrier offers new tire options from great brands at every price point, to help you get the best new tires for your money.

Choosing Tire Features important to your family

Choosing the best tires for you is ultimately about the performance you're looking for, the driving conditions in your area and knowing what's right for your car or truck.

Shopping For Tires

Jack Furrier helps you crack the code to read the numbers and letters on your tire's sidewall. Now buying your next set of tires will be a snap! Learn to shop for tires like a pro.

Tires By Jack Furrier

Jack Furrier takes the guesswork out of buying tires. From information to installation, we've got you covered. Whether you are unsure if you need new tires, or are wondering how to read the markings, we have the information you are looking for. You can shop by car or truck, or shop by tire size to find the perfect tire for your car or truck. Jack Furrier is a one stop shop for all of your tire needs that includes a total tire pricing guarantee!

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When to get new tires—the penny test
Many say the penny test is still a great way to determine when it’s time to buy new tires. All you have to do is take a penny and insert it into the tire’s tread grove. Make sure President Lincoln's head on the penny is upside down and facing you. If you can’t see all of Lincoln's head, your tread depth is more than 2/32 inch and your tire still has the ability to grip the road in adverse conditions. If you can see all of President Lincoln’s head, it’s time for new tires because your tread is at 2/32" or less, and your tire is no longer considered safe. and can see the penny above President Lincoln's head.


When to get new tires—your tire’s lifespan
So many different elements factor into how long a tire may last—road conditions, the climate, how a person drives their car and how they maintain the tire, as well as the tire’s design.
Here are a few suggestions to potentially extend the life of your tires:


1. Maintenance—perform regular tire rotations and maintain correct air pressure in your tires. A good rule of thumb is to rotate your tires with each oil changed. Check your air pressure every first Saturday of the month. This is extremely important to do with the change of seasons.


2. Five-year rule—if your tires are more than five years old, have them inspected no less than once a year by a professional. Again, this is easy to do during a routine oil change.



3. Ten-year rule—if your tires are ten years old or older, it’s time to replace your tires. No matter how great they look, they could prove hazardous on the road. If you’re unsure of your tires age, you can check the manufacturing date by checking the DOT number on your sidewall.


It’s always good to follow the vehicle manufacturer’s tire replacement recommendations.
Remember to include your spare tire as well.

When to get new tires—Getting a Grip
Tire safety is determined by your tires’ ability to grip the road. Less tread means less traction. Traction gives your tires what they need to keep you on the road. While driving through water, for example, the groves in between the tread blocks of your tires serve as channels for the water to flow through and avert the water away from the tires. Tires can then maintain traction in adverse weather.


Little to no tread in your tires leaves the water with no place to go. So the water remains under your tires, providing little to no traction on the road. Decreased traction gives you less control of your car, especially in adverse weather conditions, rendering your car unsafe for you and those you love.


Check you tread! The depth of your tread will help you determine if it’s time for new tires.
For an easy test, see “When to get new tires—the penny test.”

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