As simple as they may seem, tires are a critical component of your Lexus' performance, efficiency, safety, and comfort. They're the only direct point of contact between you and the road, so it's important to choose tires that best suit your specific Lexus model. While numerous tires will fit your wheel's dimensions, Original Equipment (OE) tires engineered specifically for your Lexus will ensure you get the most out of your Lexus experience.

At Ourisman Lexus of Rockville, our Lexus Tire Center has OEM tires from all the top brands, like Yokohama, Dunlop, Bridgestone, and Michelin; including all-season, winter, or high-performance models.

Why are tires important? When should they be changed?

Tires allow your Lexus to roll smoothly and provide a degree of cushion between you and the road. A tire's tread provides traction by flexing to grip the road, and the voids and grooves in the tread channel water away from the contact point to mitigate hydroplaning. Good tires are durable, lasting upwards of 30,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on factors like age, operating conditions, and driving habits. Having your tires rotated with every oil change is one of the best ways to ensure they last as long as possible.

Modern tires have wear bars that are hidden by the tread and become more visible as the tire loses rubber to friction. When the bars are even with the tread, the tires are considered unsafe and should be changed as soon as possible. Another method to check for adequate tread depth is to insert a standard American penny into the tread headfirst at various points around the tire. If the top of Lincoln's head is visible, the tire is no longer safe.

Get Lexus Tire Service near Washington DC and Laurel, MD

For more information about tire care and the recommended tires for your Lexus model, contact Ourisman Lexus of Rockville. And if it's time to schedule an appointment, we offer convenient curbside drop-off and pick-up or Service Valet pick-up and delivery Ourisman to Go.

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