Original equipment tires available from Hodges Mazda keep your vehicle performing at its best
THE RIGHT TIRE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Ride quality and performance largely on your tires, and not all tires are created equally. Every original equipment tire has been rated by Mazda to be the best available for your specific model and driving needs. Whether you need all-season or all-terrain tires, your Mazda Dealer will find the right tires for you.
KNOW YOUR TIRES
Either you or your Mazda technician should inspect them for damage, uneven wear and tire pressure.
INSPECT YOUR TIRES
The benefits of tire maintenance go beyond a smooth, safe drive-it will help reduce wear and tear on suspension parts, and extend the life of your vehicle.
CHECK YOUR TREAD WEAR
The tread on your tires can tell you more than how many miles you’ve logged. Worn tires should be replaced when the tires’ tread-wear bar meets the tread. Have your tires inspected regularly and do not drive on a damaged tire or wheel. Visit your authorized Mazda Dealer for a Full Circle Service inspection to check the wear of your tires for your safety and to maintain your vehicle’s best performance.
Note: Measure tread depth away from the tread-wear bar.
Driving on bald or worn-out tires can make driving unsafe on Jacksonville roads, so it’s important to be mindful of the depth of your tire treads. Rather than having to deal with changing a flat tire, take preventative measures and learn how to monitor tire tread depth courtesy of Hodges Mazda!
Please refer to your tire warranty guide for additional information.
The Penny Test
Tread depth is measured in 32nds of an inch. Tread depth on new tires typically measures 10/32 inches or 11/32 inches (about a third of an inch), while trucks, SUVs, or winter tires may have deeper treads. When tires reach 2/32 inches, the U.S. Department of Transportation recommends replacing them.
To check whether you’ve hit the 2/32-inch mark, use the penny test as follows:
- Place a penny in a tire tread groove with Lincoln’s head face first in the groove.
- Check if Lincoln’s face on the penny disappears between the grooves.
- If it does, your tread is still above 2/32 inches. If you can see all of Lincoln’s face, it’s time to replace your tire.
- Make sure to repeat with all tires and in various places in each tire.
Our Service Department
MAZDA Tire Center In Jacksonville Near St. Augustine, FL
Roll into our Mazda tire center and save big on your favorite brands while getting quality service that you can trust. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about Mazda tire repair and maintenance on this page and review ways to help you save some money. You’ll also find out some of the top symptoms that suggest it’s time to come and see us. Visit our tire repair shop in St. Augustine at any time or keep scrolling for more details.
Reasons to See Our MAZDA Tire Center
Of course, there’s a glaring reason to come and see us for tire repair in Jacksonville: No one services your beautiful Mazda vehicle quite like the pros at Hodges Mazda. No one knows your car or SUV better than us, and let’s face it, when it’s time for tires, it’s usually time for other things as well. We’ll spot what they are. And we’ll let you know. There are other reasons you’ll want to see us at our Mazda tire center. Those reasons include:
Frequent TMPS Lights & Loss Of Fuel Economy
If your tire pressure monitoring system has been working overtime, you may have a leak. Maybe the valve stem is faulty. Perhaps you’ve got a damaged rim. Or worse yet, maybe your tires are worn past minimum thickness, and you’ve got steel webbing coming through the rubber, causing a leak! Have you ever seen those corkscrew tire remnants on the side of the freeway? This is the cause. Don’t let that happen to you. Let our experts get you a fresh set of rubber so you can maintain correct contact with the road surface in all conditions while restoring lost fuel economy.
Shimmies, Shakes, & Stange Sounds
If your steering wheel shakes at speed or seems to vibrate as you slow down or speed up, your tires might be to blame. Additionally, if these symptoms are accompanied by a scrubbing or humming sound, you might have flat spots on your tires. Issues with balance and alignment cause this. Our Mazda tire center team can put your vehicle on the rack and fix the problem with laser precision. While you’re at our car service center in Jacksonville, we can handle other needed repairs, which can save you time and hassle.
Hydroplaning And Bald Tires Need Immediate Attention
If you’ve seen the corners of your tires balding or your former all-season radials now look more like racing slicks, you need to come and see us immediately. Hydroplaning will occur when your tires no longer actively displace water while driving down the road. The faster you go, this phenomenon is made worse, and total loss of control is imminent. With the rains we get down here in Jacksonville, FL, near St. Augustine, you want a fresh set of rubber to keep you and yours safe in all conditions.
Tire Service in St. Augustine Made Easy
Come in for a new set of tires with balance & alignment and combine that service with other needed items like a genuine Mazda oil change. Save yourself some time and get as much done as possible in one visit. We know you love seeing us, but we know that you’d rather be out there taking on your day-to-day. Don’t forget to ask your service advisor about the latest Mazda service coupons, tire deals, and parts specials.
Hodges Mazda is located at:
10681 Philips Highway • Jacksonville, FL 32256