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Tire FAQ

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Mac's Tire is located in Mission BC Canada

Tire Tips

Read our FAQ for tips on when to rotate your tires to extend their useful life, and when to replace your tires.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I replace my old tires?

Tires wear out over time. There are several factors, including speed, road conditions, inflation, vehicle maintenance, your driving habits, and temperature, which factor into determining expected tread life. Tires should be inspected regularly and replaced when they are worn down.

Tires are worn out when there is just 1.6 mm tread depth remaining. This can be measured with an inexpensive tread depth gauge, available at most auto supply stores. Aside from using a tread depth gauge, here are two quick methods to check to see if your tires are worn down to the point of replacement.

The Tire Wear Bars
Tires are manufactured with wear bars that indicate when there is less than 1.6 mm of tread depth remaining. When the tread is worn down to the point where you can see a solid bar of rubber across the width of the tread, it is time to replace the tire.

The Penny Test
The Rubber Association of Canada suggests this simple test to measure the tread depth on your tires. Place a penny into a tread groove with the Queen's head down and facing you. If you can see the tips of the crown, it's time for a new tire.

Should I rotate my tires?

Each tire on your vehicle supports a different amount of weight. This unequal weight distribution causes your tires to wear at different rates. By rotating your tires, you can extend their useful life. Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for rotation recommendations. If no rotation period is specified, your tires should be rotated every 10,000 kilometres. Bring your tires in for a Tire Rotation by our Tire Specialist Mike at MAC'S TIRE.

Do you sell New Tires?

Yes, MAC'S TIRE sells a wide selection of NEW TIRES and tire brands! With a good set of tires under your car, you'll enjoy maximum performance with one of our excellent lines of new tires for your car, truck, minivan, SUV.

We also offer tire services to help you care for and maintain your investment. To find out which tires are most suited to your vehicle and driving needs, call Mike at MAC'S TIRE: 604 826 9076.