Volkswagen

Volkswagen of Fredericksburg

5208 Jefferson Davis Highway
Directions Fredericksburg, VA 22408

  • Sales: (888) 365-0942
  • Parts and Service: (888) 379-5962

Tire Services in Fredericksburg, VA

Is It Time to Change Your Tires?

When going around corners, especially in the rain, do you feel your tires slipping off the pavement? Well, it might be time to check your tires to see if they need to be replaced. It might also be time to get your tires replaced if you notice that:

  • The threads are worn down to less than a 1/16th of an inch
  • The "thread wear bars" are level with the level of tread on the tire
  • The tires that you are using are 10 years old
  • The steering wheel is vibrating violently while driving
  • The tires have visible cracks on the sidewall of the tire

The first method used to test the tread on a tire is to use a tire depth gauge, and the second is the "penny" method. Take a normal penny and place it upside down in the grooves between the treads on your vehicle so that Lincoln's hair is facing down and towards you.  If you can see Lincoln's whole head and hair, then it is time to get new tires immediately. If you can only partially see the top of Lincoln's hair on his head, then it's time to go tire shopping. Lastly, if you cannot see the hair on the top of his head, then your tires are fine for now.

If you ever have to change a tire yourself on the side of the road in the Fredericksburg area, then check out our support videos to see how to properly change a tire and how to remove wheel covers and bolts.

Benefits of New Tires

The performance and safety benefits from when you get a new set of tires can be a life saver. When you get new tires, you will be able put more power behind your vehicle, to take turns at higher speeds, to stop in a shorter amount of time, and to even improve your gas mileage! These benefits of getting new tires can be felt for between 65,000 and 100,000 miles on most vehicles.

If you are riding on a spare tire or need a new set of tires for the season, then come on over to our service center at Volkswagen of Fredericksburg, and we can get you the best set of tires for your vehicle for safe driving in the Fredericksburg, Richmond, or Washington D.C. areas.