As simple as their concept may seem, tires are vital to your Honda's performance, efficiency, safety, and ride quality. They're the only point of contact between you and the road, which makes tire maintenance and timely replacements an essential component of proper car maintenance.

Why are tires important? When should they be changed?

Tires allow your Honda to roll smoothly and provide a cushion between you and the road. The tread of a tire provides traction by flexing to grip the asphalt, and the tread's voids and grooves channel water away from the contact point to maintain that traction and mitigate hydroplaning. Good tires are durable and last upwards of 30,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on factors like age, operating conditions, and driving style.

The front tires experience the most wear because they're responsible for turning under the extra weight of the engine. So, regular tire rotations ensure all tires spend equal time up front, allowing them to wear evenly and last as long as possible.

Modern tires have wear bars that are hidden by the tread. These bars become more visible as the tire sheds rubber to friction. When the bars are even with the tread, the tires are considered unsafe and should be changed as soon as possible. Another method to check tread depth is to insert a standard American penny headfirst into the tread at various points around the tire. If the tread doesn't cover the top of Lincoln's head, the tire is no longer safe.

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To learn more about tire care and the recommended tires for your specific Honda model, reach out to Prime Honda-Boston at your convenience. And if it's time for an appointment, we've made it easy and convenient to schedule Honda service here on our website. We'll be happy to assist you.

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