Your vehicle’s tires make constant contact with the road. Over time and with normal wear-and-tear, your tires become worn down and excessively used. Driving with worn down tires can be dangerous when braking on wet or snow-covered roads, causing hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when the grooves on the surface of the tires are so worn down and bald, that they don’t channel water or slushy snow out from beneath the tread. When hydroplaning occurs, your treads only skim the water’s surface due to the baldness of the tire, and the steering wheel won’t respond, potentially causing you to lose control of your vehicle. Keep your tires in good working condition, for your own safety and for the safety of others around you.
How do I know if I need new Tires?
You need to replace your tires when:
- Your tire tread depth is below 1/16 of an inch (1.6 millimeters) as measured by yourself or your tire store.
- Your tread wear indicator bar is visible, showing the tread has worn away.
- Your tire’s sidewall is clearly showing visible cracks, cuts, bulges or blisters, or are leaking.
- You may also wish to change your tires during season changes for winter driving. If the temperature is below 7 degrees C, its time to put on your winter tires. Winter tires are designed for better control in cold and icy conditions, and these tires can be change back when the temperature warms up again and is sustained above 7 degrees C.
At NMT Oakville, we carry new tires and used to tires at the best prices. Our trained technicians will help you select the right tire for your vehicle based on tire size, vehicle, your driving habits and needs. We will install your tires properly, and if you are swapping out your winter or seasonal tires, we can even store your tires for you until their next seasonal change over. Come in to our tire shop, call, or email us, and we will assist you. Don’t forget to check out our current specials.
We carry a wide range and size of tires, performance tires, winter tires, used tires, and we also provide tire changes. The brands we carry include: