While their purpose seems simple on the surface, tires are vital to your VW's optimal handling, safety, efficiency, and comfort. They help absorb road imperfection for better ride quality, and the tread grips the asphalt to provide necessary traction for cornering and braking. The tire tread also helps channel water away from the contact patch to maintain control in wet conditions and mitigate hydroplaning. And as the only point of contact between you and the road, their care and timely replacement are essential parts of routine car maintenance.

Good-quality, all-purpose tires are pretty durable and can last from 30,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on their age, operating conditions, and driving habits. But they should be rotated once every six months or 7,500 miles, whichever comes first. And when the tread wears down to be even with the wear bars (small bumps at the tread's base), they should be considered no longer safe and changed as soon as possible. Another method for determining adequate tread depth is to stick an American penny headfirst into the tread at various points around the tire. If the tread covers the top of Lincoln's head, then the tire still has life remaining.

A full set of tires can be an appreciable expense. However, they're an infrequent purchase and well worth the cost. And at Volkswagen of Norwood, we offer a rotating list of coupons and special offers to help drivers from Foxborough to Dedham save on tires and tire care. Reach out to us today for more information about tires and what's recommended for your specific VW model. And if it's time for an appointment, you can schedule Volkswagen service online. We'll be happy to assist you.

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