When is the last time you looked at your tires? Tires aren’t something I think about unless I hit something in the street… it’s true. However, it’s one of the more important parts of your car. I mean, you need tires to move.
So, here are some ways to tell if you need new tires.
- Tread: One of the easiest ways to know if you should replace your tires is to check the tread. You can do this is by using a penny. Put the penny head-side first into several of the treads of the tire. If you can see the top of Lincoln’s head, your tires are pretty worn and should be replaced. If you can’t see his head, your tire tread is still good.
- Other Wear and Tear: Tires can be damaged and worn because of many things. If you drive on gravel you might regularly get rocks stuck in them. Maybe you ran over a random nail and didn’t realize it until the tire goes flat. Even the weather can affect the pressure, and longevity, of your tires.
- Tires Are Deflating Faster: On average, tires deflate around 1 PSI per month. If your tires are deflating more than this and you have tried to repair them, it may want to consider replacing them. It’s a good idea to check your tire pressure at least once a month.
- The Ride: Have you noticed when driving your car that the ride quality isn’t the same as it once was? There could be plenty of reasons why including your tires with issues such as being under-inflated or unevenly worn.
- Age: Like with most other things, tires have no set age for when they should be replaced based on how you use them. The general guideline is to check your tires more frequently after you’ve been using them for 5 years and that they will usually need to be replaced after 10 years at most.
Have you found any deals on tires?
Right now, Cass Burch Chrysler is offering tire protection at no charge! Purchase four tires for your vehicle and receive the Chrysler Tire Protection Plan at no additional charge. Check your local dealership for their deals as well.