Slip Sliding in the Rain | Marrero Tires

When it’s time to start shopping for new Marrero tires, call the Marrero tire specialists at Twin Tire.

You’re planning to go to the Freret Market today. You should have a good day for it – cloudy and cool. But don’t get used to it. Forecasters are predicting lots of rain.

If they’re right, be sure to drive carefully. The roads are likely to be slippery.

Also, be sure your car is ready for the rain-slicked roads. It’s especially important to check your tires to make sure they have enough tread to be safe on the road.

Tires don’t have to have bald spots, or really worn tread to be a safety concern on wet roads. As Consumer Reports points out, “Car tires lose grip long before they wear out, but a [2018] study from the Automobile Association of America (AAA) provides sobering information about just how dangerous older tires can become on rain-slickened roads.

“The study released [last spring] shows that driving on wet roads with tires that have only 4⁄32 inch of tread depth left could increase the stopping distance of a passenger car by up to 87 feet and reduce a driver’s ability to control a vehicle by 33 percent.”

Consumer Reports adds, “Vehicles braking at 60 mph with mostly worn tires were still traveling at 40 mph when they reached the point where vehicles with new tires had stopped, he pointed out.

“All-season tires are considered worn at 2⁄32 inch. They typically start with between 10⁄32 inch and 11⁄32 inch of tread.”

It could be time to consider a new set of Marrero tires.

When it is time for new Marrero tires, the best folks to consult are the Marrero tire pros at Twin Tire Auto Care.

Twin Tire has been the trusted New Orleans auto care and auto repair service center since 1973. Twin Tire has three convenient New Orleans auto care and auto repair service centers to help you - MarreroHarvey and HammondTwin Tire also has a New Orleans auto repair and auto care location in Harahan for heavy commercial vehicles.

Twin Tire and Auto Care is a proud provider of Firestone Tires | Bridgestone Tires | Goodyear Tires for the New Orleans area.

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