Ride quality and performance depend largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, Hawk Mazda will find the right tires for you.
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places on each tire.
There are a few other ways for drivers in Joliet to check tire tread depth, including using a tread depth gauge and tread wear indicator bars
Learn more about how to give your Mazda tire treads a longer life is by maintaining recommended tire pressure, or connect with the Service Department at Hawk Mazda for any and all tire service! Learn why to choose our service department while our staff can also help confirm if your battery is dying and give you more maintenance tips – like how to check your transmission fluid – before you get back on the road.
Hawk Mazda in Joliet, IL, also serving Naperville, IL and Frankfort, IL is proud to be an automotive leader in our area. Since opening our doors, Hawk Mazda has kept a firm commitment to our customers. We offer a wide selection of vehicles and hope to make the car buying process as quick and hassle-free as possible.
If you would like financing options and you are in the market to purchase a new Mazda or used car, SUV or truck, we will provide assistance to help you find financing options that fit your needs! Whether you have bad credit, no credit, or are a first-time car buyer, you can trust that Hawk Mazda will get you into the car, SUV or truck you choose with professionalism and attention to your needs.
Hawk Mazda has an experienced and reliable Service and Parts departments that are open extra hours to help fit our customers' hectic schedules, and as always, Hawk Mazda offers competitive pricing for your automotive maintenance needs. We offer express check out service, courtesy shuttle service, loaner and rental cars. Relax and enjoy free WiFi, coffee, and snacks in our lounge area while you wait for your vehicle. Customer satisfaction is our highest priority, and our staff is committed to achieving this goal in every aspect of our business. Please feel free to reach us at (815) 718-6574 if you have any questions or comments.