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Tires are where the rubber meets the road, which makes them both one of the most important parts to maintain and one of the parts most likely to be damaged by daily driving. This is especially true when your tires are driving on the streets of Los Angeles. So it’s important to keep an eye on them and listen for any strange sounds, to know what can go wrong, and when you need to visit a qualified service center. We’ve put together an easy guide for both.

Possible Problems

Tread Wear

Worn tires can be dangerous on wet roads. To check for wear, insert a quarter into a tread groove—if you can’t see Washington’s head, you’re good to go.

Under- or Over-Inflation

Properly inflated tires greatly improve mileage and performance. Check yours with a quality gauge once a month, and make sure it matches the recommended pressure.

Separated Belt

This issue can be incredibly dangerous, and can be indicated by a raised portion of the tread or sidewall.

Misaligned Wheels

If you notice tread wear only on one edge of the tire, that’s a sign that your wheels are out of alignment and need to be re-balanced.

Shop Cheap Tires at Our Tire Store in Santa Monica

Whether your tires are misaligned, unevenly worn, or falling apart, you can trust MINI of Santa Monica. Our highly trained team can help you with everything from tire rotation to wheel alignment, and know how to get the job done quickly and done well. And you can get a great deal on maintenance and cheap tires near Los Angeles by checking out our rotating selection of service specials. So check us out, and schedule your service appointment today!


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