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Indications that new Tires might be needed

by | Feb 24, 2014 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, Fuel Efficiency, General Car Maintenance, Tire Repair

Part of keeping your vehicle in the safest condition possible is to make sure the tires are in good operating condition. The tires should be inspected on a regular basis. If you notice considerable damage to the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. We can double check the tires for you, as well and replace them if they need to be. When checking the tires, make sure to inspect them for any puncture marks or cracks they might have. It is also important to check the tread. The tread can impact the performance or handling of the vehicle if it is worn down. The tread is important because it is what helps to grip the road. Also check to make sure that the tires are wearing evenly. This is crucial to help them to last as long as possible. The tires should also be checked so there is the proper amount of air pressure in them. If you have to add air to a tire frequently, there could be a leak somewhere on it. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. Driving on tires that are not properly inflated could be hazardous. If the tire is too low it may lead to it blowing out. A tire that is over inflated will have less contact with the surface of the road. It will also be more likely to pick up sharp objects or debris. By bringing the vehicle in, we can also inspect the air pressure in the tires as well.

Check the Tread Depth on the Tires

If you notice low tread depth on the tires, it could lead to a safety issue. Since the tread is what helps to grip the road, you may lose traction when driving. It could also reduce the amount of handling your vehicle has, which can lead to it being unstable. Poor tread depth can cause the vehicle to slip and slide while driving. This could also lead to an accident if it pulls too much. The tread should be checked on a regular basis. At the same time, you can also check to see how the tires are wearing. Any large sections of uneven wear should be looked at immediately. This could lead to a bigger issue and costly repair bill in the future.

Vibrations could indicate an Issue with the Tires

If you are driving and feel vibrations, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. If the tires are not properly balanced, rotated, or aligned, it could cause unnecessary vibrations as you drive. This could become worse as time goes on. Vibrations could also mean other parts of the vehicle are being worn out. Since there could be several reasons for this, it is always best to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for the source of the problem.

Check the Sidewalls of the Tires as well

If there are any signs of sidewall cracks on the tires, it is time to have the tires looked at. This could lead to air leaking out of the tires over time. It could also cause a blow out to the tires if sidewall damage becomes serious enough. Checking the tires is a quick way to ensure the safest travel possible when you drive.