What are the Top 10 Signs That You Need New Tires?

It may be time for new replacement tires if you have driven 25,000 to 50,000 miles or if you notice any of the following signs:

  • The tire tread depth has worn down to less than 2/32" as measured using the “penny test” or a tire tread depth gauge
  • Bulges, blisters or bubbles
  • Cracking in the tread grooves
  • Punctures, cuts, snags or separation in tire tread, shoulder or sidewall
  • Sudden loss of tire pressure
  • Poor handling or traction on slippery surfaces
  • Pulling to one side while driving
  • Sudden vibration while driving
  • Tires that have been driven flat, without proper tire pressure
  • Even without mileage or wear, it is recommended that tires be replaced every six years


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