Why You Should Buy Your Tires at Quick Lane®
Visit your local Quick Lane® when you want the best price on a new set of tires for your car, truck, CUV or SUV. Looking for an expert tire rotation or tire inspection? We’re here for you. No appointment necessary.
When you purchase a new set of tires, you’ll get expert care from us including a complete tire inspection for proper inflation and wear, tire rotation, new tire installation, tire mounting and balancing.
Our factory-trained experts can also help you get the most out of your tires by providing you with simple maintenance tips.
When Should You Buy New Tires?
All it takes is a penny! Put one upside down in your tire’s tread grooves. Put a penny in several locations since your tires may display inconsistent wear patterns that lead to premature wear.
It’s a smart idea to inspect your four primary tires and spare tire once a month.
If Lincoln’s hair is visible, the tread has worn to less than 2/32 of an inch. Use a tire depth gauge to give you a better indicator of how much tread you have left. It is strongly recommended that you replace your tires when the tread has worn to between 2/32 or an inch and 4/32 (using a quarter instead of a penny with Washington’s scalp visible). Punctures, cuts or snags in your tire tread or sidewall could also signal that it’s time to replace.
The more tread on your tires, the more control you’ll have – especially in wet road conditions – and the shorter the distance required to stop your vehicle when braking.
Need advice about whether it’s time to replace your tires? The factory-trained experts at your local Quick Lane® are Ready to Serve™
Spotting Uneven and Irregular Tire Wear Patterns
With regular driving, tires inevitably wear out. But some types of wear are premature and the result of improper tire inflation and external factors. Your Quick Lane expert can point out any unusual wear patterns on your tires and show you how to fix the problem.
Out of alignment:
thin inner or outer
Out of alignment:
distorted inner/outer edge wear
thin tread wear in center of tire
thin tread wear along tire edges
How to Choose the Right Tires
You can find the tire size information for your vehicle in your owner’s manual or on the driver’s side doorjamb. This information pertains to the original equipment (OE) tires. Make sure that your tires are the correct size(s) and have the proper speed rating (or higher) and load-carrying capacity. Only use the tire combinations outlined in the owner’s manual.
Important: Your auto manufacturer suggests you equip your vehicle with the same type of tires and tread design as were originally equipped on your vehicle.
Types of Tires
Broad Market Passenger
This is the most common type of tire and features long tread life and a quiet, smooth ride. Other attributes include:
- All-season traction
- High aspect ratios (tire height), which means a softer ride
- Passenger car, SUV and light truck applications
This tire combines the characteristics of performance tires with the long mileage and smooth ride of a broad market passenger tire. Features include:
- Higher speed ratings than broad market passenger tires
- Medium aspect ratio (tire height), resulting in a combination of performance and ride comfort
- Passenger and luxury car applications
Not a tire for the masses. This type of tire is designed for enhanced handling under demanding circumstances. Tire highlights:
- Typically uses “Z” or “ZR” in size description
- Highest speed ratings
- Low aspect ratio (tire height) for enhanced control
- Sports car and high-performance sedan applications
Light trucks are designed to carry cargo. These tires are designed to support higher loads, and include:
- “LT” designation followed by size
- Requires higher tire pressure compared to passenger tires
- Load index designated by alpha character, typically “C” through “G”
- SUVS, van and light truck applications
Quick Lane Proudly Offers These Brands
TireCARE Road Hazard Coverage
Why buy the same tire twice?
Protect yourself with coverage that includes no-deductible repair or replacement of your tires. Get up to three-year protection with no mileage limit.
Talk to your Quick Lane service advisor about the advantages of the TireCare Road Hazard Coverage.
Protect yourself with TireCARE Road Hazard Coverage
Coverage for all of our 13-name brand tires: Michelin, BF Goodrich®, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Dunlop, Kelly, Continental Tire, General Tire, Hankook, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Firestone, and Yokohama.
- No deductible repair or replacement
- Protection from glass, nails, potholes and other road hazards
- Up to 3-year protection
- No mileage limit
- Mounting and balancing
- Damaged tire disposal
Up to one actual tire replacement per covered tire. Minimum tread depth applies. See participating Quick Lane Manager for details and coverage limits.
Every time that you drive, your tires undergo additional wear and tear. This means that you will have to replace them several times over the course of your Ford’s lifespan. Never put off replacing your tires, as this can endanger your safety. Different tire types will last for varying amounts of time, and their durability also depends on your driving habits. As such, you need to regularly check them for wear.
You will know that you definitely have to change your tires if they begin to get worn down past 1/16 inches of tread. You can easily test this yourself with any penny. Place it between the treads with Lincoln’s head down. If you see the entire head, you need to get your tire replaced. Don’t forget to monitor how your Ford reacts while driving. If you notice an unusual amount of vibration, you should have your tires looked at by a professional.