How Can You Tell If Your Vehicle's Tires Need To Be Replaced?

How Can You Tell If Your Vehicle’s Tires Need To Be Replaced?

1. Check The Wear Indicators

Modern tires come equipped with wear indicators. These small pieces of rubber stick out from between the tread. If any of the wear indicators are missing, it may be a sign that your tires need to be replaced.

Another thing to look at is the condition of the tread. The tread is located on the portion of the tire that contacts the surface of the road. The grooves in the tread funnel any water on the roadway away from the tires so that they make better contact with the surface, leading to better traction. If the tread is worn out, the grooves may not be deep enough to effectively move the water, increasing the likelihood of accidents. To prevent any problems, you should replace tires that have worn out tread right away.

2. Make Sure The Tread Is Worn Evenly

Unevenly worn tread is usually a sign of improperly aligned tires. In cases like these, certain parts of the tires contact the road more than others, causing them to wear out more quickly. Tires with uneven wear can create a lot of extra noise when driving down the road. They also may make the vehicle feel like it is shaking when you are driving it.

3. Regularly Check The Tire Pressure

The air pressure inside of the tires should remain relatively consistent as long as there are no leaks. Periodically check the tire pressure to make sure that it is not falling. If you notice any changes in the pressure, it could be a sign that the tire has a leak and needs to be replaced.

4. Bulging Or Signs Of Bubbles

Tires sometimes develop weak spots, which can result in bulging or bubbling. If you keep driving on a tire that has bulges, there is a high likelihood that you will experience a blowout, which can be quite dangerous. Any tires with bubbles or bulges should be replaced right away.

Leahy’s Towing has the tools to help you with your tire and towing needs. Reach out to us with a call to find out more before you next need a tow.

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