Tire Safety

3 Signs It’s Time for New Tires

Semi Truck Roadside Service

Every car owner knows their tires will wear over time. But keeping track of this wear can help ensure you aren’t blindsided by the news that you need to invest in a new set of tires.

Tires that fail while you are driving can be unsafe and lead to even bigger problems for you and your car. That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for signs you need to replace your  tires.

Here are three of the most effective ways to tell you need new tires.

1. Tread Depth Does Not Pass the Penny Test

The tread on your tires is designed to provide them with traction to keep you safe on the road. Without this tread, water and other liquids on the road will slide to the bottom of your tire, inhibiting its ability to make contact with the pavement.

Testing your tire’s tread with a penny or a quarter is a surefire way to determine whether the tread is too worn. Simply take a penny and place it with Lincoln’s head down in between two blocks of tire tread. If you can’t see the top of Lincoln’s head, then your tire tread is still within an acceptable range. If you do see the top of his head, it’s a good idea to begin searching for new tires.

2. Cracks and Tread Wear Patterns

If you notice your tires are each wearing differently or there are cracks and other damage to the sidewall, there’s a good chance your tires are going bad. Not only that, but these are obvious signs that you need to be taking better care of your tires to ensure they last as long as possible. Tires should be inflated and rotated on a regular basis in order to prevent them from premature damage.

3. Vibration of Tires

This can be a more difficult sign to spot, especially for those who don’t know much about cars. Vibration while driving is inevitable, but when your car begins to vibrate and shake when going above 40 miles per hour, this could indicate that your tires are not balanced properly or that their shock absorbers are going bad. Even if the problem is not within the tires themselves, it could be a sign of other damage to your car that will eventually affect your tires.

Maintaining your tires ensures your safety while on the road. If you’ve determined you need to buy a new set, be sure to contact Deals on Wheels at (561) 847-4097 to order new tires in West Palm Beach. We offer a 90-day payment option and stand behind our tire warranties 100%.

Tags :
Share This :

Recent Posts

Have Any Question?

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore

Get News, Updates, Special Event Notices and More When You Join Our Email List