How to Tell If You Need New Tires

Here at Highway Tire Auto & Lube, we want to help you keep your car in the best possible condition, and an important part of that is helping you care for your tires. While tires are designed to last for a long time, they do not last forever, and will eventually need to be replaced. In this article, we’ll go over a few things to check in order to determine whether you need new tires.

How to Tell If You Need New Tires

  • Treads and Sidewalls- First, we recommend that you keep an eye on the condition of your tire treads and sidewalls. If your tire treads are becoming worn-out and losing their definition, a process also known as balding, it’s time for new tires. Similarly, if there are cracks or gouges in the sidewalls, you should get your tires replaced as soon as possible, as the ones you have are likely to fail in the near future.
  • Shaking Cab- Another sign that you may need new tires can be found in the cab of your car–specifically, if you find that your car is always shaking as you drive, regardless or road conditions, the culprit is probably old, worn out tires. A fresh set of tires will fix this problem and give you a much smoother ride.

Uneven Wear- Lastly, if your tires have uneven wear, it’s best to start over with a set of new tires. Uneven wear is usually caused by uneven tire pressure, so regularly checking your pressure will help prevent this problem and allow you to get more use from your current set.

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