While most trips to the Audi service team here at Audi Valencia involve oil and filter changes, occasionally there are bigger decisions to make, particularly as they relate to tires. Like many parts on a vehicle, tires do eventually have to be replaced, and the following tips can help you determine the best way to invest in replacement tires.

While a service tech will surely let you know when your tires need replacing, there are a few things you can do yourself to get a sense of when that time is coming. For example, if you place a penny (Lincoln-head down) into the grooves, and any part of Lincoln’s head is covered, your tires still have life in them. If the tread does not reach his head, it is time to replace the tires.

While your Audi parts department can walk you through the options for what kind of tire is best for your particular model, one easy approach is to just replace your old tires with the exact same product, especially if you were happy with them the first time. Of course, depending on your performance expectations, you may need something a little better-tuned to your vehicle. One of our service techs can help you with that decision, too.

If you want to do further research, there are several online sources available to help you have a look at how well certain brands hold up over time, how well they do in certain types of weather, and how quickly they brake at higher speeds. That, however, is entirely up to you.

Audi drivers in and around Los Angeles, CA are going to need new tires eventually, so when the time comes, we suggest paying us a visit to make sure your money is invested in a product that will work best with your automobile.

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