Knowing When It’s Time To Change Your Tires

Tire failure is a very real thing. Every single year, there are about 11,000 car crashes caused by tire failure. Checking for warning signs that your tires are worn-out is much more important that you may have thought. Here’s what you should look for when checking your tires:

Worn Down Tread: Take a penny with Lincoln’s face pointing down and place it into the tires tread. If you are still able to see the top of his head, then your tread is much too low.

Bulges Or Cracks On The Side: As a tire starts to deflate, bulges will appear on the side of the tire. Anything odd can start to show including small looking cracks.

Check Tire Pressure: Tires will generally deflate one PSI per month. This means that a healthy tire shouldn’t go from fully deflated to noticeably low in just a months time. Check the PSI at the beginning of the month and then again at the end.

Temperature: During the winter months & in extreme cold, tire pressure can drop much faster. While in the summer, excessive heat provides a problem of its own. If you go for a road trip with under-inflated tires, your tires can also generate more heat and start to wear out faster.

Pay Attention To Vibration: When driving, pay attention to any vibrations or thumping. If the vibrations feel like they are coming from under your seats, it could be a problem with your back tires.

For more information about your tire situation, please feel free to reach out. We can be contacted over the phone at (978) 388-1288.

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