When it comes to tires, it’s important to replace them as soon as they begin to start showing signs of wear. Proper maintenance is also important. According to both Toyota and Chevy, the tires on your car need to be rotated every 5,000 to 7,000 miles. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to visit your local shop for tire repair or replacement.
1. You’re Experiencing Recurring Leaks
A small leak is easy enough to fix with a straightforward tire repair, but when you find yourself with leak after leak, it’s time for a new tire. Whether it’s a leak from a puncture, or you’re unsure of the cause, a new tire will make your life a lot easier. Don’t wait if you notice any patches that continue to leak, as the situation could soon turn unsafe. A new tire will get you back on the road safe and sound!
2. You Notice Uneven or Bald Treads
A bald or uneven tread can quickly turn into a situation where your tires no longer grip the road. Without the ability to grip the road, it’s much easier for your car to hydroplane during a storm or spin out on gravel. Bald tires are easy to spot, as are uneven treads. It’s a good idea to do a quick, visual inspection of your tires. During this inspection, look for areas of uneven wear, baldness, or metal wires or cables protruding from your tires. If you notice any of these issues, it’s time to give your local tire shop a call.
3. They’re Older than Six Years
Many vehicle owners are surprised to learn that their tires have an expiration date. Your tires are only built to last six years. Once your tires have been on the road for this amount of time, it’s time to have them replaced. Even if you don’t drive very often, or your tires still look good, the six-year mark means that it’s time for a new set. The materials can begin to degrade at this time due to road friction, exposure to the sun and other elements, and simply from age.
Whether you need tire repair or it’s time for an entire new set, we’re here to help. Contact us today or stop by the shop to learn more about our products and services. We look forward to seeing you soon!