Ride quality and performance depend largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Harlingen roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Cardenas Mazda!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
THE PENNY TEST
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
· Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
· Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
· If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
· Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places on each tire.
There are a few other ways for drivers in Harlingen to check tire tread depth, including using a tread depth gauge and tread wear indicator bars
Learn more about how to give your Mazda tire treads a longer life is by maintaining recommended tire pressure, or connect with the Service Department at Cardenas Mazda for any and all tire service! Learn why to choose our service department while our staff can also help confirm if your battery is dying and give you more maintenance tips – like how to check your transmission fluid – before you get back on the road.
NEED TIRE SERVICE?
CONTACT US TODAY
Delaying tire service can result in damage to your tires and suspension. Let our service team at Cardenas Mazda provide the best possible service for your Mazda.
Cardenas Mazda was established in August 1992. It is a part of Cardenas Autogroup, which has been serving the Rio Grande Valley for over 45 years. Cardenas Autogroup consists of Cardenas Superstore in Pharr, TX, Cardenas BMW in Harlingen, TX, Cardenas Mercedes-Benz in Harlingen, TX, Cardenas Motors in Brownsville, TX and Cardenas Ford in Raymondville, TX. Because of our affiliation with Cardenas Autogroup, not only do we have the award winning and exciting Mazda line we have availability to over 400 quality used cars, trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Cardenas Mazda is an entity of Cardenas Autoplex Incorporated. The owner/president is Rene Cardenas. Rene is a 2nd generation automotive dealer. As such, Rene grew up in the automotive industry and has managed every department of an automotive dealership (sales, service, parts, and body shop). Rene is a graduate of the General Motors Dealer Academy. As one of automotive youngest dealers, Rene purchased the assets of Valley Magic Motors, Rio Oldsmobile-Cadillac and Cameron Motors in Harlingen, TX in 1992. With these acquired assets, he formed two separate companies operating today as Cardenas Enterprises Incorporated and Cardenas Autoplex Incorporated. These companies are located near the Harlingen Airport on Loop 499. He has represented some of the leading car manufacturers in automotive industry. His representations have included Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Mazda.
We are very proud to represent the Mazda Franchise. Mazda has its patented Skyactiv® Technology which is a series of technologies developed by Mazda that increase fuel efficiency and engine output. Because of Skyactiv® Mazda has been recognized 3 years consecutive for highest fuel efficiency of any mainstream automotive manufacturer. Car and driver magazine recognized Mazda as one of the 2017 10 best cars. Mazda's innovative styling turns heads from cost to cost. The vehicle lineup includes the Mazda3 4-door, Mazda3 5-door, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-5 Diesel, Mazda CX-9, and Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Rene Cardenas and Cardenas Mazda are great supporters of the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) and the students of the Brownsville Community. For 3 consecutive years, Cardenas Mazda has awarded a brand-new Mazda to one lucky graduating senior for perfect attendance. This is a year-long initiative to encourage and improve student attendance and enrollment in BISD. The winner is the result of a drawing from a culmination of perfect attendance students from each high school. Three other consolation prizes are also drawn. Additionally, 110 elementary, middle, and high school students, two per school, vie for 15 grand prize bundles as well. This program has been instrumental in encouraging perfect attendance thereby increasing academic achievement. There are many other initiatives that Cardenas has supported our Valley communities.
By supporting the communities of the Valley, Cardenas has went beyond having a customer base to creating fans from Brownsville, Harlingen, Los Fresnos, San Benito, Mercedes, Raymondville, and South Padre, Island.