Jackson Automotive Group

4781 Riverside Dr.
Directions Macon, GA 31210

  • Sales: (888) 903-5932
  • Service: (877) 538-4958
  • Parts: (888) 448-9104
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Tire Center in Macon, GA



Getting New Tires at Jackson Automotive

Your tires are what connect you to the road and are integral in keeping you safe and sound. As such, it is very important to maintain them by keeping them properly inflated, getting them rotated at least annually, and obtaining new tires when the tread starts to wear thin. These are some of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe, to maximize you vehicle's performance, and to save you a bit of money. When it's time for new tires think Jackson Automotive. Our Macon, GA dealerships have a wide selection of brands at affordable prices. Our professionals can help you choose the tires that are optimal for your vehicle, driving conditions, and budget. Save more on your tires with our Service Specials.

When Should I Change My Tires?

One of the most important things that you can do is to keep an eye on how much tread is on your tires, and if you start to see the signs of wear and tear while checking your tires, it might be time to go tire shopping.

There are multiple different ways to check when you need to change your tires:

  • The threads are worn down to less than a 1/16th of an inch
  • Look for "thread wear bars" in between the treads for if they are level with the regular threads of your tire
  • Feeling unusual vibrations in the steering wheel
  • Check for cracks in the tire
  • Make sure to replace your tires after 10 years

Measure Your Tires

There are two different ways to measure if your tread is below that 1/16th of an inch. The first method is to use a tire depth gauge, and the second is the "penny" method. Take a normal penny and place it upside down in the grooves between the treads on your vehicle so that Lincoln's hair is facing down and towards you. If you can see Lincoln's whole head and hair, then get new tires immediately. If you can only partially see the top of Lincoln's hair on his head, it's time to go tire shopping. Lastly, if you cannot see the hair on the top of his head, then your tires do not need to be replaced just yet.


New Tires Improve Performance

There is a significant difference when you get a new set of tires when it comes to the general performance of your vehicle. You will be able to stop in a shorter amount of time, to put more power behind your vehicle, and to take turns at higher speeds. The effects of these benefits can be felt for between 65,000 and 100,000 miles on most vehicles. Changing your tires can even help to improve your gas mileage!

If you find that it's time for you to get a new set of tires, feel free to come on over to Jackson Automotive to get a new set of tires for your Volvo, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, or Subaru! Our service center is open 6 days a week for people in the Macon area, so come on by or call us at (478) 796-8117.