It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to replace tires. You want to get the most wear out of them as possible, while also making sure you’re driving safely. Here are a few tips to help you know when to replace your tires.
The best sign that tires are reaching the end of their safe life is to inspect the wear bars in the tread. Also known as tread wear indicator bars, these little raised bars set into the grooves between treads can’t be well seen until the treads become worn. Placed in the grooves every ten or twelve inches, you can check the condition of your tread by running your finger back and forth over the wear bars. If the tread is worn down to the same height as the wear bar, it’s time for new tires.
Uneven Tire Treads
The treads on your tire will wear evenly. If you notice the edges wearing faster than the center or vice-versa, it’s a red flag your tires need attention. The uneven wear could be caused by improper inflation, a suspension problem or poor wheel alignment.
Strange Tire Noise or Vibration
Older or worn-out tires may generate more vibration as you drive, and if you hear a rhythmic thumping, failure may be literally is right around the next corner. Get your tires looked at right away.
A visual inspection of the sides of older tires – especially if they’ve been hot sun-exposed for several years, may show your they’re in bad shape. When tires age and deteriorate, the rubber can dry out and the sidewalls begin to crack. Get them replaced!
Now You Have a Better Idea When to Replace Your Tires
If you think you may need tire replacement, stop by one of the three BT Person Tires & Service centers for a complimentary inspection. Located in St. George, Santa Clara and Richfield, PT Pearson is a trusted name in Utah tire services and complete auto repair. We do our own wheel alignment, and we’re also lift kit and suspension experts. A NAPA AutoCare Center with a nationwide 2 year/24,000 mile warranty program, you can have complete confidence in our service and repair work. When it’s time for new tires for your Santa Clara area car or truck, contact us for a convenient appointment. prompt assistance and great pricing.
Now You Know When to Replace Your Tires in Santa Clara
Three locations serving the St. George & Richfield, Utah regions including Santa Clara, Washington, Ivins, Leeds & Gunlock, and Elsinore, Monroe, Joseph, Sigurd, Annabella & Glenwood