Check out These Signs to See If You Need New Tires

As some of the most important parts of your car, and its overall safety, your tires must be changed and updated at regular intervals through the life of your vehicle. Driving on under-inflated or bare tires can be very dangerous, which is why we’ve listed out a few of the most common warning signs that you need to either change or replace your tires.

1) The Penny Test. If your ties fail the “penny test” then it’s a pretty good sign that you need a new set. The penny test is one of the most reliable ways to test your car’s tread depth, showing whether or not your tire’s tread is still good or has become unsafely worn down.

2) Sidewall Bubbles. If you see little bubbles in your tire’s sidewall, you should take your car in for service immediately. Sidewall bubbles can indicate a very serious internal issue with your tire that could be com unsafe at high speeds or on uneven roads.

3) Road Vibration. If your experiences heavier than normal road vibrations when driving, even after you’ve had your tires aligned, then there could be a larger issues with your tires and your car’s overall alignment. Again, this is a big warning sign that something larger could be wrong, meaning that you should seek car service immediately.

4) Wear Bars. Like the penny test, your wear bars are a good indicator of tire health and tread levels. Basically, all you need to do is look for these bars that show up when a tire’s tread tarts to become too low, when your tire’s tread is aligned with the wear bars, then you’re in need of a new set.

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