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Be a Tire Pro: Honda Tire Sales, Service, and Repair in El Cerrito

Your tires are more than just another part on your car; they improve efficiency, safety, and the overall ride quality of your vehicle.

Knowing what tires are right for your driving style and vehicle, when to replace them, and whether to consider seasonal tires is important to getting the absolute most out of your car, truck, or SUV.

When Is It Time for New Tires?

Knowing when to change your seasonal tires--or when to buy new tires entirely--is key to improving and maintaining performance and even safety. Worn, leaking and under-inflated tires are bad for fuel economy, bad for acceleration and braking, and can even lead to accidents.

Tires should be replaced when tread depth reaches 2/32"--an easy way to check this is "The Penny Test": just stick a penny in the tire groove with Lincoln's head facing down. If you can see Honest Abe's whole melon, it's time for new tires. If you're still unsure, we highly encourage you to come in and get your tread depth looked at by an expert.

Frequently-Asked Tire Questions

Knowing when to change your tires is a good start, but there's a lot more nitty-gritty stuff to know before you're a true tire pro. We want you to feel confident about what you're buying and when, so we've answered a few more top questions about tires and tire services.

"What tire size do I need for my Honda?"

You can find the size of your tires on the sidewall of your current tires, in your user's manual, or by asking a technician at Honda of El Cerrito.

"Can I repair a tire that's leaking?"

Depending on the severity of the leak, a tire may be patched by a professional, and continue to perform as well as it used to. However, if the leak is too serious, the tire has been compromised, there are multiple leaks, or it's time to buy new tires anyway, we'll suggest replacing the leaking tire.

"Do I need winter tires in California?"

It may not snow very often in Contra Costa County, but if you're one of the millions of Californians who likes to get out and explore as much of our beautiful state as possible, snow tires may be right for you. Ask us about our available styles of winter or all-season tires to find a great fit for your lifestyle.

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