Caring for your tires is one of the most vital aspects of vehicle maintenance, which is why we've answered some of our customers' most pressing tire service questions about everything from tire tread and air pressure to signs of tire failure. Keep reading below to find out more about your tires!

Does Tire Tread Affect My Car's Safety?

Yes it does! Many people might not realize this, but your tires' tread is actually one of the most important pieces of safety equipment on your car. This is because your tread is the thing that keeps your car steady on the roadway, gripping the pavement so that you can drive safety without sliding or skidding.

It's also necessary in proper braking, as low tread limits your car's ability to stop, upping the potential for an accident.

How Do I Know If My Tire Tread Is Too Low?

There is a very simple test that you can do to tell if your tire tread is not up to par: the Penny Test. The test only requires a penny, and takes just a few minutes. All you have to do is take the penny and place it upside now in your tread.

If you can see Lincoln's hair, then you should call your local Colma tire shop to schedule an appointment to get your tires replaced. If you can't see his hair, then your tread is still going strong.

My Tire Pressure Monitoring Light Went Off. What Should I Do?

Most new Ford cars come with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which tells you when your tire's air pressure has become too low. It's important to always keep your pressure at acceptable levels, as low pressure can lead to tire failure, especially when driving at high speeds.

Serramonte Ford's service center can quickly check your tire's air pressure and refill it with as little hassle as possible.

What Are Other Signs of Ford Tire Damage?

On top of low tread and air pressure, there are other symptoms of tire failure that you should be aware of, such as:

  • Bulges or bubbles in the tire's sidewall
  • Puncture or cuts in the sidewall
  • Car pulling to one side
  • Intense vibrations in the steering wheel

Where Can I Find a San Francisco-Area Tire Shop Near Me?

Our Serramonte Boulevard tire center is conveniently located in Colma, California, so visit us today to let our certified service technicians inspect, diagnose and repair any damage to your tires. Have more questions? You can contact us here. We look forward to serving you soon!


Serramonte Ford

999 Serramonte Blvd.
Directions Colma, CA 94014

  • Phone: 844-869-7236

Service Hours

  • Monday 7am-6pm
  • Tuesday 7am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7am-6pm
  • Thursday 7am-6pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 7:30am-3:30pm
  • Sunday Closed