Is It Time for a Tire Change? | Wichita Tires

Is It Time for a Tire Change? | Wichita Tires

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you if you need to switch out winter tires for summer tires or if you simply need new tires.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a holiday that honors soldiers who died in the line of duty. It’s also the first major holiday of the year and the unofficial start of summer. As such, it’s also a cue to make sure your car is ready for the hot temperatures ahead and the unplanned, spur-of-the-moment road trips ahead.

Part of making sure your car is ready for the upcoming summer is changing your wheels from winter tires to summer tires if you haven’t already done so. If you have, it’s the time of year to make sure your summer tires are ready to hit the hot asphalt.

If your winter tires are in good shape, you might think it’s okay to leave them on your car. After all, it’s kind of a pain to have them changed out.

It might be kind of a pain to change your tires, but it’s the safe thing to do.

“While they might look similar at first glance, summer and winter tires are not at all the same. Technically, you could keep your winter tires on during the summer months and you could drive the car. The wheels would turn and you’d have some traction at lower speeds,” says. “Quite a bit would go wrong with your wheels, though.”

Among other issues, winter tires wear out much faster on hot pavement than all-weather or summer tires. That’s because they have compounds that prevent them from getting hard in colder weather. This makes them more easily maneuverable on icy roads. However, that softness works against them on hot asphalt.

While keeping the same on for the whole year might seem like a money-saving idea at first, it can bring unnecessary costs to your car—not to mention possible repairs if you experience a tire blowout on the highway. Although driving winter tires in summer might sound easier than changing them twice a year, changing them is only hard if you have to do it all by yourself,” according to

If you’re looking for a trusted Wichita tire pro to help you change out your tires. Or if you need new tires, then look no further than the reliable Wichita tire specialists at Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s Automotive is here to help you. If you don’t have time or feel you can take your car to the shop, Tracy’s Automotive will pick it up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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