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Video: What are the Mercedes-Original tires?

We all know how important it is to have good tires on vehicles, and most everyone is familiar with the penny trick to see if a tire needs to be replaced. But what kind of tires should you get? Check out this video on the MO® tires, also known as the Mercedes-Original® tires.

When should I get my tires replaced?

The video explains it pretty well, but we will still reiterate. The MO® tires are tires designed and built for the specific Mercedes-Benz models. They fit with the model and year of your vehicle which helps to erase the stress of deciding which tire is the right one for your vehicle, because the MO® tires are already designed for it.

That’s all well and good, but it doesn’t exactly help if you aren’t sure when your tires should be replaced. In case you aren’t familiar with the penny trick, here’s a simple way you can tell. All you need is a penny or a quarter and your car.

  1. Grab a penny.
  2. Insert the coin in the middle of your tire tread with Lincoln’s head upside-down.
  3. If part of Lincoln’s head is obscured by the tire tread, you shouldn’t need to replace your tires quite yet.
  4. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, you have 2/32” or less of tread. This means you should replace your tires immediately.
  5. Note: if you use a quarter and the tread touches Washington’s head, you have at least 4/32” left. This means you don’t need to replace your tires quite yet.

If you suspect that your tires need to be replaced, it’s always best to take it into the shop to get it looked at by professionals.

[ RELATED: How do I know when my brakes need servicing? ]

Where can I get my tires replaced near Phoenix, Arizona?

If you find yourself in need of new tires, don’t panic! We can help you right here at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. Check out our tire center today. You’ll be able to schedule an appointment right here on our website. You can also find the contact information for our service team and parts center.

Be sure to check out our blog for some other neat tips and tricks!