How to know when it’s time for new tires

It is so important to regularly inspect your tires. This is especially important before and after long trips and during seasons with rough weather. Here are the different ways you need to check your tires to prevent hazardous blowouts and flats:

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Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is the biggest issue you could run in to with your tires. Low tire pressure causes heat to build up in the tire from the side walls flexing. When this happens suddenly, the rubber can separate from the carcass (which is what the tire is built on) resulting in a blowout. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion it can be extremely dangerous. You should check the pressure in each tire weekly and visually monitor each time you get ready to drive. If you notice your tire is low frequently, schedule an appointment at Dave’s to make sure there is nothing wrong. If caught early, we may be able to patch the tire instead of replacing it!

Debris

Always keep an eye on your tread and sidewalls for debris such as nails, screws, glass, and rocks. A nail can live in a tire for quite some time before causing any issues, however when it does it can cause a blowout which can be extremely dangerous. If you see anything stuck in between the treads such as rocks or other debris, remove it immediately and monitor the tire for pressure drops or abnormal driving patterns. If you notice a nail, screw, or any other debris sticking out of your treads, immediately schedule an appointment for either a patch or a brand new tire.

Tread Depth

Especially around spring and winter when weather is wetter which causes slicker conditions, you have to keep an eye on the depth of your tread. The way to do this would be to take a penny and insert it in between the treads. If you see Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tires! It is best to replace all four tires at one time to keep the wear even, however if you cannot do that replace two at a time and put the newer two in the back. This will prevent skidding and fishtailing in harsh conditions.

Schedule a New Tire Appointment in Kenosha, WI

If you notice any of the above issues, do not wait. Tire damage can be extremely hazardous to you and other drivers. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today! Call us at 262-656-1017 to schedule a new tire appointment!

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