When to Replace Your Off-Road Tires
You should get a lot of life out of your off-road tires but you should still be aware of when it’s time to get a replacement. Some warning signs include worn out tread, irregular tire shape, or puncture holes. All of these signs indicate it might be time to replace your tires. You’ll need to pay close attention to ensure all of your tires are in similar condition and there’s no uneven wear. If you notice a big difference, it might be time for a rotation. If you’re not too sure about the warning signs then it’s good to know the age of your tires. As a general rule, five years is the maximum amount of time you should leave the same set of tires on a vehicle. Check your manufacture date to get an idea of when it’ll be time for a replacement. If you notice any visible indicators or if cracking appears, you might need to make the switch regardless of the tire age.
There are many other key factors to keep in mind when you’re driving in this beautiful state, like using caution with hills. You should avoid hitting the gas once you’re traveling up a hill. Instead, gain momentum prior to driving upward so the hill can carry you up, especially when the roads are icy. Another great tip is that even though there’s a posted speed limit on a highway, remember that this number is for ideal weather conditions. When it’s harsh out and the roads are covered in snow and ice, you need to be extra cautious. During most of the winter season, roads in Anchorage are covered in a thick layer of snow, which can get pretty bumpy as it settles and is driven over numerous times. If you find yourself driving during a snowstorm while also navigating a snow-covered road, you’ll want to go even slower.
At Alaska Tire Service, we’re happy to help you find the perfect off-road tires for your vehicle. For more tips and information on driving in Alaska and choosing the right tire, stop by our dealership today! You can find us in Anchorage or Eagle River, AK. For your convenience, we also offer repairs and financing at our dealership. Tire Repair Services