Signs You Need New Tires

Car mechanic removing tire from car

Tires play a very important role in the safety and overall performance of your vehicle. After all, keeping up with your tires should be second nature to you if you are wanting to take care of your vehicle, so let’s take a look at some of the ways you can tell if your vehicle needs new tires.

Low Air Pressure

Do you notice your tires keep losing air pressure? This may be a sign of a small leak. A simple patch or tire replacement might be needed in a situation like so.

Low Tire Tread

When the tread on your tires becomes low, it’s typically the time for new tires. If you aren’t sure how to check your tread, use a penny. Place the penny into the grooves with Lincoln’s head pointing down. If you can see the top of his head, it’s time for new tires! This is such an easy at-home test that will help keep you safe.

Uneven Tire Tread

There are times where your tread can wear off at different rates. Although, uneven tire wear can mean you have inflated tires, misaligned wheels, and possible damage within your suspension.

Vibrations or Noises

If you feel any vibrations or hear strange sounds, this is a sign to get your tires checked. This is a major, and obvious sign, that something isn’t right.

Bubbles

Bubbles on your tires can be caused by defects or air getting between the layers of the tire. If you happen to see a bubble in your tire, it’s time to get a new one.

Cracked Rubber

Have you noticed the rubber is cracked on your tires? A sign of cracks means the rubber has disintegrated. This happens because of the age of the tires or simply improper use. It looks like it’s time for a new set.

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Bradshaw Automotive Group

If you need new tires, our automotive experts can help you! Schedule your service easily online today. We will have you in and out in no time. Give us a call or send us a message if you have any questions regarding your vehicle!