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Choosing The Right Tires

Open Today! Service: 8am-3pm Call us at: (310) 974-8177

Choosing The Right Tires:
What You Need To Know

Whether you’ve noticed that your car doesn’t grip the road in the rain like it used to, or you simply can’t remember the last time you got new tires, it’s a good idea to perform a simple test to see if your tires have become worse for the wear. The Lincoln test is simple- grab a penny and place it into your tire tread, with Lincoln’s head facing down. Is a part of Lincoln’s head hidden by your tires? You’re good to go- no need to worry. If his head is not covered by your tire tread, it’s time to trade in your old tires for a new set of tires. When you’re driving around on old tires, you can’t control your car as well as you can with new tires. This means that you’re more likely to skid, slide, or get into an accident.


Shopping for New Tires

There are three categories of tires: all-season, summer, and winter. All tires are great all year long, as their name suggests. Summer tires do a great job of gripping both dry and wet surfaces, while winter tires are heralded for their performance in the snow. If you’re staying in the LA area, you’ll be good to go with all-season or summer tires. If you’re a snow bunny who likes to hit the slopes, you may want to consider winter tires as we move closer to the end of the year.

Choose South Bay Mazda

No matter what type of tire you decide is best for your car, South Bay Mazda, serving Los Angeles County, is here to help. Whether you need advice on the type of tire, brand, or simply need new tires installed, our technicians will provide you with top-notch service from start to finish. While you wait for your new tires to be put on your vehicle, stay connected to work (or browse your favorite social media) while you relax in our comfortable customer lounge with free WiFi. Feel free to grab a coffee from the Mazda cafe, or enjoy free snacks and drinks while you wait. Take a look at our state of the art Mazda parts and gear boutique. Rest assured that your car is being worked on by the best- South Bay Mazda was named a 2018 Mazda Gold Cup Certified Dealer. When it’s time for new tires, don’t wait- call South Bay Mazda.

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Complimentary Service Amenities:


  • Mazda mCafé Coffee Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Customer Waiting Lounge
  • Snacks & Soft Drinks
  • Mazda Parts & Gear Boutique
  • 2018 Mazda Gold Cup Certified Dealer
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South Bay Mazda is located at: 20626 Hawthorne Blvd. • Torrance, CA 90503
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20626 Hawthorne Blvd. • Torrance, CA 90503

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