Original equipment tires available from Safford Mazda of Fredericksburg keep your vehicle performing at its best
THE RIGHT TIRE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ride quality and performance 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, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
KNOW YOUR TIRES
Either you or your Mazda technician should inspect them for damage, uneven wear and tire pressure.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES
The benefits of tire maintenance go beyond a smooth, safe drive-it will help reduce wear and tear on suspension parts, and extend the life of your vehicle.
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
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.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Fredericksburg roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Safford Mazda of Fredericksburg!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
The Penny Test
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 in each tire.
Our Service Department
The service team at your Mazda Dealer has been factory-trained to provide you with exceptional service and ensure your vehicle is performing at its best. Mazda Full Circle Service dealerships use Genuine Mazda Parts and equipment to make sure your Mazda receives the finest care possible.
Mazda service merges speed and quality to offer you even greater value and convenience. Our precision service system expedites the maintenance process, providing a seamless experience that allows you and your vehicle to get back on the road as quickly as possible.