10627074_sTires are the hardest working parts of a vehicle. Often, they are taken for granted and only noticed when they fail. If you are conscientious enough to look out for the red flags that a tire is going bad, hopefully you can avoid a perilous situation before it happens.

If you take the time to do a quick weekly inspection of your tires, you can save a lot of hassle, time and maybe even prevent a horrible accident down the line. We’ve put together a simple checklist of what to look for when inspecting them. If you spot any of the warning signs, bring your car to us as soon as you can.

  • Excessive wear. When tires go bald, they have lost all their tread, and you’re not only at risk of a blowout, but you’ll also have lost just about all the traction, so your control on the road is seriously compromised.
  • Cracking on the sidewalls
  • Blisters or bulges
  • More wear on one side than the other
  • Your vehicle vibrates. Tires aren’t the only thing that could be wrong here, but they’re a good place to start

Finally, don’t forget to check your tire pressure once a month. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the leading cause of tire-related accidents is under-inflation.

Highway Tire Service& Collision is a landmark auto body & tire shop in the Terrell and Mooresville areas of NC. We offer professional engine repair & brake services, as well as brand tires and wheels. To schedule an appointment, give us a call today.