Tires on a car are a lot like shoes on your feet. Without tread, you're much more likely to slip. Without cushioning, you're more likely to feel tired or sore after a long walk.
Having properly maintained tires is just as important for ride quality, fuel efficiency, and handling.
Two key areas are tread depth and inflation. Over-inflated tires diminish traction and create harsh ride quality, underinflated tires drop gas mileage and impact handling, and both can put you at risk of a blowout.
Tread depth is vitally important when roads are wet and slippery. Tread gives water…