Tires are an essential aspect of your vehicle. And like most other elements of your car, tires degrade over time. With that in mind, it’s important to keep an eye on your tires to make sure they’re in good condition.
Tire Warning Signs
You should casually examine your tires every few weeks to make sure nothing is wrong. Here are a few things to look out for when examining your tires:
- Pressure levels. If the tires look deflated, you may need to fill them, or you may have a leak that needs to be patched.
- Treads. Tire treads wear out over time, causing tires to bald. This leads to less on-road traction and can cause your vehicle to slip and slide more easily, especially on slick roads. The general rule is that if your tire treads are less than 1/16 of an inch deep, they need to be replaced. Check this by inserting a penny into your tread (head down). If Lincoln’s head is fully visible, it’s time to get new tires.
- Cracks. Look out for visible cracks in the sidewall of your tires. This could mean a leak is forming.
If you notice any of these warning signs, it’s always a good idea to talk to an auto service technician who can diagnose your tires and let you know if they need to be repaired or replaced.
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