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Signs You Need New Vehicle Tires

Tires play a crucial role in the safety of your vehicle, yet most drivers seldom spend enough time thinking of their condition. Tires wear out and grow old every time you drive — an inevitable fact.

A tire failure can be catastrophic, causing you to be stranded in the middle of nowhere without a way of reaching your destination. It is vital to know when your tires are not in good shape so you can replace them early enough.

But how do you know you need new car tires? Here are some of the warning signs:

Low Tread Depth

The tread on your car tires should not go below 1.6 millimeters in depth. But, if you often drive on wet surfaces, you should consider twice that much. If you don't have a gauge to measure the tread depth like professionals, you can try an old trick to give you a rough idea.

All you need is just a penny. Place a penny between the treads with Lincoln's head facing downwards. If the top of Lincoln's head is still visible, then the tread is falling, and you need to order new rubber.

Uneven Tire Wear

Probably you have noticed uneven wear on your tire tread. It could be as a result of misaligned wheels, faulty suspension parts, or improperly inflated tires. When you see some parts of your car tire looking perfectly fine while other parts are worn down, call into an auto repair shop and get your wheels replaced.

Always seek qualified mechanics services like us to ensure tires are not only replaced but also perfectly aligned.

Excessive Vibrations and Noises

Odd noises and weird vibrations coming from your tires even when driving on smooth roads could be a sign of wheel misalignment, worn suspension parts, or incorrectly inflated tires. Whatever the issue, the noise may have caused uneven tread wear or damaged your tires, which means you need new tires.

Cracked Rubber

Don't ignore the cracks you see on the rubber in your tires; it's an indicator they need replacement. When the rubber degrades due to improper or prolonged usage, the typical sign is cracking. Check your wheels regularly and ensure they are in good condition.

Newer tires will offer you the convenience that you have been lacking. Don't wait anymore. We invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today and have your old car tires replaced.