As you take your car to and from work, weekend getaways, quick runs to the store, and especially cross country drives, it is important to make sure your tires are in good shape. Old or worn down tires can be risky to you and others on the road. Looking at aspects like the tread, tire wall, and size will keep your car on the road safely. To learn more, continue reading:
- Depending on the environment and climate you are living in, your tread needs vary. Because you live in sunny South Florida, you don’t have to worry about changing tires as the seasons change. By you should make sure to keep your treat above 4/32”. This is necessary for all Florida drivers because the excessive rain that is known to come down in blankets without much warning. If you do not have enough tread, you can run a great risk of hydroplaning in the rain. It is also suggested that you replace your tires before your tires cause you any problem.
- When you look at your times, you shouldn’t be able to see cracks or grooves on the side walls of your tires. If you do, this is a sure sign to replace your tires. These cracks and grooves are like landmines and if something touches them the wrong way, you are in trouble. You are running a risk of your tires blowing out while you are on the road if you ignore the signs of cracks on your side walls. This is not only irresponsible but dangerous.
- If you have purchased your car secondhand from someone without doing your homework, you may want to check your vehicle’s tires to make sure they are the right size. Even if you have recently gone to an auto shop to purchase tires, you always want to double check to make sure they are the right size to support your vehicle. If your tires are too small, they may deflate easier under the pressure of your car. It is especially important to keep the tire’s size in mind if you own a truck that carries a lot of weight.
If you have enough tread, there are no cracks in your tire, and your tires are the right size yet you are still having problems with your vehicle, bring it to Deal on Wheels. We can help determine where the issue lies and will solve it quickly. You will be back on the road in no time!