Signs to Replace the Tires


The tires are an important part of your vehicle to help drive it. Without good tires, the chance of a breakdown can increase. Make sure to inspect the tires for the correct air pressure, as well as making sure the tread is wearing correctly on them.


The main function of the tread on the tires is to divert water from beneath the tire. This will help improve the traction and also avoid hydroplaning on wet roads. The tires become unsafe when they are worn and once the tread is down too low, they are no longer safe. You can also look to see if the tires have tread wear bars. These are small bridges that form between the tread on the tires. Look at the tread pattern and you will see the start of those bars that start to form between the treads or run across the tires. As the tires wear, these bars will become even with the tire’s tread. When you notice this, it may be time to get the tires replaced.


You can check the tread on the tires by using the penny test. Place is upside down with Lincoln facing you. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, the tires should be replaced. You can also bring the vehicle in, and we can inspect the tread on the tires for you. If you notice any irregular tread wear, this could indicate that a tire is not aligned properly. It may be time for the tires to be realigned or rotated. If you are not sure about the condition of the tires, but notice they are worn, schedule an appointment so the tires can be inspected for the condition and safety when you drive.


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