Tire Tread Depth At Adams Tireworx in Castro Valley, we often get asked about tire tread depth. It’s actually fairly easy to measure it yourself. Tire tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. The typical new tire has a tread depth of 10/32nd or 11/32nd of an inch (winter tires and light truck tires are typically deeper). As the tire wears down, the tread depth diminishes. At 2/32nd tread depth, a tire is considered legally worn out in most US states. At our Castro Valley tire shop we use a special tool to measure tire depth. But at home, there is an easy way to tell - take a penny, and stick it, Lincoln’s head down, in the groove of the tire. If you can see Lincoln’s entire head – the tire is worn down to 2/32nd of an inch. It is time to drive to your trusted tire store and get it replaced. Naturally, we suggest you visit Adams Tireworx – we are a full-service tire store and have the best tire selecti ... read more
The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is a perfect tire for your sports vehicle. The DWS06 handles quite well on the track but also in everyday riding. If you are looking for an ultra performance tire but dont want to keep switching tires from Summer Ultra Performance Tire to an All-Season tire, look no further! This tire handles very well in both wet and dry road conditions, still is a very comfortable tire with little to no road noise. Has a very classy look to it and the tread pattern is very appealing to look at. The Continental ExtremeContact has a 50,000 mile warranty and comes with the industry leading Total Confidence Plan to include 1 year Road Hazard Protection (first 2/32nds or 12 months whichever comes first), 72 Month Limited Liability Warranty, and a 3 year Flat Tire Roadside Assistance
The Falken Wildpeak AT3W is one of the best value for your buck tire. Tier One Quality at a Tier 2 Price. This All-Terrain Tire is a great value minded tire with the on and off road enthusiasts. The Wildpeak AT3W comes with a 55,000 mile warranty and is snow peaked rated. Handles well in the mud, snow, rocky terrains but also lasts well on the highway. The Wildpeak AT3Ws is one of the most sought out tire and sold in the market today. Adams Tireworx recommends this tire for those who want an aggressive look, handles great on the highway and off road, and "maximizes your Transportation Dollar!" The Wildpeak AT3Ws does offer a Road Hazard Protection Plan with the purchase of the tires. The tires are incredibly quiet and smooth. Trevor, our General Manager, was able to test these tires in the Las Angeles mountains and boy o boy, these tires handle. On the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the tires had no problem rock crawling, getting through the mud, and drove w ... read more
Its beginning to feel a lot like summer. The time to go camping, go to the lake, go hiking, go to the beach, go off-roading, work on the ranch, going on a road trip, or just going just to go. This is also the time where many blowouts happen due to low tread levels, bulges in tires, and/or dry rot. It can never hurt to get your tires, brakes, suspension, under hood inspected before the road trip to get you the peace of mind while traveling down the road to your favorite fishing hole.
Adams Tireworx now offers a fantastic value to our customers! 24 hour roadside assistance for those unplanned events that cause a need for a tow truck to come rescue you! Wether you are locked out of your car, need a jumpstart, flat tire assistance (ugh who likes those?) towing to your nearest auto repair shop (Adams Tireworx? Adams Autoworx?) need some gas and so on! It is available with any purchase here at Adams Tireworx and is good 24 hours a day, 365 days a year anywhere in the United States and Canada! Think of it like a mini AAA service, which you should get too! Have any questions about the roadside assistance or how to get AAA roadside assistance at a great price, give Adams Autoworx and Adams Tireworx a call
Ever wonder what the numbers on the side of your tire mean? As seen on the graphic, the first letter, “P” in this case stands for passenger car tire, on some light duty trucks you will see “LT” before the number. That tells the technician that the tire has either a 6-ply cord in the tire or a 10-ply cord designed for heavy duty and can carry a certain amount of weight. The first number in the graphic shows 215 which is the width of the tire tread from shoulder to shoulder where it meets the road. The following number “60” is the “Aspect Ratio” and that percentage is taken from the tire width and how high or low the tire is made from the wheel to the tread. The next letter is in most cases “R” which means this tire is a radial tire that does not need a tube inside the tire to hold the air, you will also see “T”, “ZR” for examples showing that the tire is made for a different purpose. The num ... read more