Your tires are the only contact your car has with the road, so keeping them in good shape is important. Having good tires can help to improve the performance and protection of your vehicle, which demands attention to help keep your tires like new. If you notice that the tires are starting to wear unevenly, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible so we can inspect the vehicle and tires for you.


Signs that the Tires will Need Replacing

The performance of your vehicle tires is not only critical to the safety, but also to the performance and efficiency as well. By knowing the signs of your tires wear and tear, it is easier to indicate whether they need replacing or not. One way to determine if your tires are going bad is to take a close look at the tread depth. By using a tread depth indicator, you are able to gage when the tread is worn. If your tire tread is down to 1/16th of an inch, then it is time to think about purchasing new tires. You can also check the tread by using a penny. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, then new tires might be needed. Also check for cracks or cuts in your tires sidewall. The more miles your tires have driven the more likely there are to be cracks and blemishes. Noticing a bulge in your tire’s sidewall will also indicate that a weak spot has developed and should be fixed immediately. If you notice irregular or uneven tread wear, this could mean that your wheel alignment might need to be altered through a tire rotation. Having an improper alignment or worn suspension can dramatically shorten the life of your tires. By checking your tires on a regular basis, you are able to catch problems sooner, while also saving money in the long run.

Tips to Improve the Life of the Tires

Proper tire care is simple.  By doing a regular tire inspection, you can potentially save yourself a lot of money. By having your tire pressure checked by us, we will be able to tell if there is a hole or leak, which could lead to flats and accidents. A modest jolt from hitting a curb or pothole can throw your tire out of alignment. By having us align and rotate your tires periodically you can ensure that there will be less wear and tear on your wheels, allowing for longer driving time. Also, by regularly checking your tire’s tread for any unusual wear, you can note and fix any problems you might see before things get worse and more dangerous.

Advantages of Regular Inspections

Having a set of new tires will not only provide safety for yourself and your passengers, but it will increase the performance of your vehicle in the rain, snow, or ice. Another advantage of new tires is achieving better gas mileage. When the tread on your tire is worn, it makes your car work harder to put power on the ground. Your tires should be balanced and mounted properly to ensure the best results and decrease premature wear and tear. Proper tire inspections can help improve the safety and reliability for your vehicle.