When does my Mercedes-Benz need new tires?

July 21st, 2021 by

They may not be the most glamorous attribute of your vehicle, but tires play a big part in your Mercedes-Benz’s optimal performance, safety, efficiency, comfort. They contribute to ride quality by absorbing road imperfections, and the tread provides traction necessary for handling and braking. Quality tires are pretty durable and can last 30,000 to 50,000 miles depending on their age, operating conditions, driving style, and proper maintenance. However, due to the added friction of pivoting under the engine’s weight, front tires wear down faster than rear tires. But regular tire rotations can help ensure that the tires wear at the same rate and last as long as possible.

When should my Mercedes Benz’s tires be rotated or changed?

Tires should be rotated at least once a year or every 7,500 miles, whichever comes first, to ensure even wear and maximum tire life. Having them changed with every oil change is an easy and convenient way to remember this important maintenance item.

The easiest way to check your tire’s tread life is to at look the wear bars, which are small bumps hidden by the tread when it’s full. These bars become more visible as the tire loses rubber to friction. When the tread and wear bars align, the tires should be considered unsafe and replaced as soon as possible. You can also check the depth by inserting a standard American penny headfirst into the tread at multiple points around the tire. If the tread doesn’t cover the top of Lincoln’s head, the tire is no longer safe.

Schedule Mercedes-Benz service near Cape Elizabeth, Saco, and Falmouth

If you have any questions about tires and what’s recommended for your Mercedes-Benz, please get in touch with Prime Motor Cars at your convenience. And if it’s time for a checkup, you can schedule Mercedes-Benz service quickly and easily via our website. We’ll be happy to assist you.

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