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Warning Signs of Tires Going Bad

One of the most important parts of your vehicle is its tires as they are the only thing connecting your vehicle to the road. If you have bad tires or worn-out tires, you run the risk of poor performance and unsafe driving conditions. As your vehicle gets older, so do your vehicle’s tires. Over time, tires can become unsafe and cause your vehicle to lose control or leave you stranded with a flat tire. In order to avoid any of these problems, it is important to inspect your tires regularly to make sure they are in good condition. Here, you’ll find the top four warning signs your vehicle needs new tires and how you can tell if they need to be replaced.

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How to Tell If Your Vehicle’s Tires Need to Be Replaced?

There are five major signs that let you know that your tires are getting bad and need to be replaced. Below, you’ll find these four signs, so you can keep an eye out for them to continue driving safely on the road. 

  1. Tread Depth. One of the most important things to check when inspecting your tires for warning signs they are going bad is tread depth. A rule of thumb is that tire tread depth should never fall below 1.6 mm (1/16 inch). 
  2. Cracks on the Side Wall. Another problem that tires can have is cracks in the side wall. This is an easier check when inspecting your tires to see if they need to be replaced as all you have to do is look for cracks or what look like cuts in the sidewalls of your tires.
  3. Bulges and Blisters on the Tire. Another warning sign that your vehicle needs new tires can be found on the outer surface of your tires. As a tire begins to weaken, bulges and blisters can start to form on the outside of your tire. If you see this, it’s time to buy new tires.
  4. Too Much Vibration When Driving. If you notice more vibration when driving than normal, this could mean that your tires are starting to go bad and will need to be replaced. Be sure to have your tires inspected by a professional to ensure that they are still road-worthy.

If you notice any of these four warning signs your vehicle needs new tires, please visit Parkway Nissan in Stoney Creek in Hamilton, ON, to have them inspected by one of our professional automotive specialists. If you need new tires, we can help you choose which ones would be best for your specific vehicle. From summer and winter tires to all-season and all-weather tires, we offer a large variety of quality tires to choose from.

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