Tire Changes at Ruxer Ford Inc.

With the changing seasons, drivers throughout Ferdinand and Jasper likely require a tire change in anticipation of inclement weather and poor road conditions. However, selecting the right tire for your model and driving style can prove difficult, while determining whether or not your current tires need changing may be confusing. At Ruxer Ford Inc., our team of tire specialists assist drivers in selecting the right tire for their model, at a price they can afford.

How Often Should Tires Be Replaced?

Typically, tires last anywhere between 20,000 miles to 50,000 miles. However, this interval largely depends on your driving style, model, and the type of rubber compound used within your selected tire. Typically, softer rubber compounds are "stickier" - offering improved traction while off-road or on slick surfaces, but wear at a faster rate. Conversely, harder compounds last longer, but lose the enhanced traction of a softer compound.

What Are The Differences Between All-Season, Summer, and Winter Tires?

Different season tires differentiate from one another primarily in one area: siping. "Siping" refers to an aspect of the pattern of your tire tread. The tread is comprised of rubber blocks and grooves between them - siping refers to the small grooves within the rubber blocks and across the surface of the tire. These many small grooves increase the surface area of the tire to create more contact between the tire and the ground. The increased surface area and more aggressive tread patten, however, moderately decreases efficiency and ride quality, so selecting the right tire to your environment is crucial. Summer tires offer the least amount of siping, while all-season tires include a more aggressive tread pattern and slightly more siping, and winter tires boast the most siping for maximum traction on ice or in snow.

How Long Do Tires Last?

Depending on your driving style and the rubber compound on the tires you've selected, tires can last years. If routinely swapping between winter and summer tire sets, each set of tires will obviously last twice as long.

How Do I Check If My Tires Are Bare?

An age-old method to test your tire tread is by either using a penny or quarter. If you insert a penny into the tire's tread groove with Lincoln's head upside down, and you can still see all of his head, you need new tires. Additionally, if you insert a quarter into the tire's tread groove upside down, and the tread no longer touches Washington's head, you need new tires.

Tire Service at Ruxer Ford Inc.

Stop by Ruxer Ford Inc. to speak with a service professional about your vehicle's upcoming tire needs. Whether seeking all-season tires for multi-terrain confidence, or snow tires for the upcoming winter months, our team of tire specialists assist drivers throughout Jasper in selecting and purchasing the right tires for their vehicles. Give us a call today to speak with a tire specialist about your vehicle's needs!

Send Us a Message


Ruxer Ford Lincoln Inc.

123 Place Road - Hwy 231 S.
Directions Jasper, IN 47546

  • Sales: (877) 876-6394
  • Service: (812) 482-1200
  • Parts: (812) 481-1300


  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed