The condition of your tires has a direct impact on your vehicle’s performance and safety. Tires in poor condition can cause hydroplaning, decreased traction, and even blowouts. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to tell if your tires need replacing and what to do if they do.
How to Tell If Your Tires Need Replacing
There are several signs that your tires may need to be replaced. If you notice any of the following, it’s time to get new tires:
- Decreased Traction: If your tires are slipping and sliding more than usual, it’s a sign that they need to be replaced.
- Cracks or Bulges: If you notice any cracks or bulges in your tires, it’s a sign that they’re no longer safe. Cracks in tires are naturally occurring as the rubber ages.
Bulges occur when the tire’s inner lining, which is responsible for containing the air, weakens and springs a leak. With the pressure from the road, the air seeps through this lining and becomes trapped just under the tire’s outer, rubber layer.
- Spare Tire: Remember your spare tire is for temporary use only. It is there to get you safely to the repair facility to have your other tire repaired or replaced. There are speed limits associated with spare tires, please be aware of those.
What to Do If Your Tires Need Replacing
Take your vehicle to a repair facility and have them price tires for you. Generally there are multiple options for how long you want the tire to last(40 thousand mile tire versus 60 thousand mile tire), tread design, highway tire, and off road tire.
Tires are an essential part of your vehicle and play a crucial role in its performance and safety. If you think your tires may need to be replaced, it’s important to take action right away. To get the most life out of your tires as possible it is important to rotate them regularly and be sure your vehicle has a good alignment. At Perry Legend Collision Repair Center, we can help you determine if your tires need to be replaced and install new ones if they do. We offer a wide variety of services and our team has over 80+ years of experience in the industry. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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