A good set of tires are important to keeping you safe on the road and help to prevent major accidents. Your tires are bound to get old and wear down over time, so regularly checking your tires for signs of wear should not be neglected. Tires also age despite not being used, which is why an annual checkup of your tires is highly recommended.
Here are some warning signs it’s time to replace, repair or maintain your tires:
One of the biggest indicators that your tire is ready to be replaced is when your tire begins to lose its tread. Low tire tread can affect your ability to control your vehicle in wet conditions. It is also a warning sign that may lead to a flat tire. The treads on your tires should never fall under 1/16 of an inch in depth. To measure the depth, you can use a tread depth gauge. If you notice your vehicle is beginning to lose its tread, bring your vehicle into a professional shop to replace your tires.
Cracks in the Sidewall
Another warning sign is when you begin to see wears or cracks on the sidewall of your tires. It’s easy to visually identify cracks or visible lines on the sidewall, which indicates that the tread is drying out, possibly leading to tears or leaks in your tires. If any damages are found, replace your tires as soon as possible to prevent any likely blow-outs.
Budges and Blisters
Budges or blisters on the sidewall are a result of the outer rubber surface of your tires weakening. The weak spots may eventually lead to a tire failure or a sudden blow-out, which is extremely dangerous if you’re travelling at high-speed on the highway.
While driving, you should be able to distinguish whether the vibration feels right or wrong. If you notice an abnormal amount of vibration, it could be an indicator that your tires may be unbalanced or misaligned. If this is the case, you should bring your vehicle into the closest Destination dealership.
At Destination Auto Group, we carry over 12 tire brands and offer a wide range of tire services including; wheel alignment check, tire rotation, and more! If you have questions about your tires, consult with one of our six Destination automotive dealerships in the Lower Mainland today:
1600 Marine Drive,
North Vancouver, BC
Service: (604) 990-4364
4451 Still Creek Drive,
Service: (604) 571-4399
Service: (604) 874-6632
Service: (604) 292-8190
1595 Boundary Rd,
Service: (604) 291-9666
4780 Hastings Street,
Service: (604) 294-6632