I thought it was time to share a story about the importance of checking your tires and getting new ones. Nothing bad happened but it is important to know the signs.
Every time I get an oil change, I look over the information they hand you that tells you about your car: what they did, what they checked, and what needs to be fixed now (and/or soon). The last 2 oil changes, the information sheet said that I’ll need new tires soon. I wasn’t too worried. I mean in the summer, I don’t worry about my tires as much.
But I knew that I would need to replace them before winter. I don’t drive as much in the wintertime because of the snow. However, I’ll have to leave at some point right?
The last time I needed new tires, I waited until January and it was fine. This year, I was planning on doing them before the end of the year at least. Just to make sure it was done. My car thought differently.
Have you ever felt a car hydroplane?
Hydroplaning is when your vehicle slides uncontrollably on the wet surface of a road. It isn’t a fun thing. My current car is heavier than my first car but with old tires, I hydroplane when there is a lot of water and I’m driving on the highway. I don’t like it.
My plan that day was to do a tiny bit of shopping and spend the rest of the day at home with Olivia. Plans changed really quickly. I ended up at the dealership for a couple of hours replacing the 2 front tires. The other 2 had been replaced within the last year so they were fine. I knew they needed to be changed but wasn’t taking chances waiting any longer before I changed them. I probably could have waited a little bit longer.. maybe not.
With Olivia in the car, I didn’t want to take any chances.
I am thankful for places like Moran St. Clair because without the report from my dealership, I wouldn’t have even thought about my tires and made a plan until it was too late. Check your tires people! Watching them is the best way to plan your replacement schedule.