Volvo Tires In Cary, NC

Volvo Tires

With all of the sophisticated modern technology Volvo Cars imbues into its vehicles, it's easy to take for granted the role that Volvo tires still play in keeping you and your family safe. However, these seemingly simple pieces — made out of materials like rubber, silica, polyester, and steel — are crucially important.

They help you move and control your vehicle and provide traction on slick surfaces to facilitate slowing and stopping. They also bear the brunt of contact with the road and its obstacles, like potholes. The following looks at signs you need tire service or replacement.

How Can You Take Care of Your Volvo Tires?

The grooves that you see on tires help create a pattern of treads. However, the more contact with the road the treads experience, the more they wear down, and the less effective the tires will be at providing traction. You should examine your Volvo tires regularly for signs of extreme wear. You can put a ruler or a coin into the grooves, called the tread ribs, to estimate the tread's remaining height.

The minimum legal limit for this measurement is 2/32 of an inch. If yours is approaching that, visit our service department for new tires. Often left to their own devices, tires will wear unevenly. For example, front tires wear faster on FWD cars, and taking many left turns will often have a wearing effect on left tires. Tire rotation helps spread out this damage to preserve your investments for longer.

How Much Do New Tires Cost?

This answer depends on a wide variety of factors. Your car model or trim determines what size tires you need. So, for example, Volvo XC60 tires might cost less than that for another vehicle. You might also want a specific type of tire — like all-season ones — if you plan to drive up north for the holidays and want the extra traction.

Perhaps the biggest factor is how many Volvo tires need to be replaced. Those with AWD typically should replace all of theirs at once. Otherwise, the new tires will be taller and have more traction than the others, spinning slower, which can affect the driver's control.

Fortunately, we offer regular Volvo tire deals to help you keep your car or SUV in optimal shape for less. Keep an eye out if your tires are reaching the end of the manufacturer-recommend life span.

Understanding Your Volvo Tire Warranty Options

We strive to make taking care of your new vehicle as simple as possible, which is why new car and SUV buyers get access to several warranty options. For instance, you can opt into the Tire & Wheel Protection Plan and receive coverage for tire and wheel damage due to road hazards. While a sudden flat tire can be frustrating, it helps to know that our team can easily set you up with Volvo XC90 replacement tires. To learn more about this and other savings opportunities, like our prepaid scheduled maintenance program, call, chat, or stop by our dealership in Cary, NC, today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Volvo tire cost?

Tire replacements vary in cost, depending on the tire size and tire type necessary. Many in our service department cost $150 - $350 per tire. However, you may opt for high-performance products if you like to challenge your car on the weekends by going off-road.

Do you need to rotate tires on a Volvo car?

Rotating your tires helps promote even tread wear so you can utilize your current tires for longer. However, while this service is important, it can be hard to predict when it will be needed. Tread height can be affected by wide-ranging factors, including how well the tires are inflated during your drives, the traffic conditions you typically face, and the ambient temperature.

Make a habit of inspecting all four of your tires at least once a month to note if one or two look more worn than the others. As a general rule of thumb, take your car in for tire rotation at the 3,000-mark and every additional 6,000 miles. Often, this service can be combined with other crucial maintenance, like oil changes.

When should I replace my Volvo tires?

Read your owner's manual carefully for recommendations for certain services. Many vehicles require tire changes every six years under normal driving conditions, but excess driving or off-road adventuring can mean you need replacements sooner. Your strongest guide for when to take your car in should be the tires themselves. In addition to measuring tread depth, pay attention to excess vibrations you feel when driving and noticeable tire bulges.

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