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Tires are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. Without them, your car turns into a lawn ornament, so it’s critical that you maintain the condition of your car tires all year long. Bad tires can have a number of ill side effects, from annoying noises to a dangerous disintegration. So, if you’re not sure if you need a change, here are signs your car needs new tires.

The car tires make excessive road noise

Worn out tires are often loud tires, so if you can hear the “wha-wha-wha” of yours rolling down the road, chances are you’ll need a new set. Loud tires are usually caused by poor pressure distribution from a broken belt, or a “feathered” tread pattern from a bad alignment. Whenever you’re dealing with bad tires, you’ll always want to have your steering angles inspected as well.

The car tires perform poorly in the rain

As tires wear down, the tread pattern will get smoother and smoother. This will typically lead to less than adequate water displacement that can cause hydroplaning. If your car feels less secure or simply skittish in the wet, you should have them inspected to see how worn the grooves in your tires are.

The car tires make the ride feel rough

As tires age, they break down and can often become stiffer than normal. This leads to a rougher ride that will tend to get rougher as speeds increase. If it feels like you’re suddenly riding on a covered wagon instead of a modern car, you might need a new set of tires.

The car tires leak constantly

This should be pretty obvious as a bad tire will often leak, leaving you to find a flat each and every morning. However, you shouldn’t jump to conclusions and replace the tire without also inspecting the rim. Damaged wheels can cause leaks even if the tire is new.

Visually inspect car tires for imperfections

Tires take a beating, so it’s wise to visually inspect yours as often as you can. If you see any wear bars on the side, protruding metal bands, or bumps in the sidewall, you’ll need a new set as quickly as possible.

If you have questions about your tires or aren't sure which set to buy, contact a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to rotate your tires and help you pick the right new set for your vehicle.


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Arturo

25 years of experience
42 reviews
Arturo
25 years of experience
Volkswagen Tiguan - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - La Jolla, California
Arturo was efficient and extremely professional. I'll refer him to friends and family and call him for any issues related to my car. I am very happy with the service!
Kia Forte - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - San Diego, California
ARTURO is great! very professional , fast, replaced my front brake pads and oil an filter change. everything now works and works well. Brakes have much improved stopping power and engine is smooth and quiet.Arturo is also kind and thoughtful. "Your mechanic" is very fortunate to have Arturo Lopez represent your company. I enthusiastically recommend him and "Your mechanic> as a fine operation Best regards to the Team Peter Marto

Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Ford Explorer Sport Trac - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Travis is great! This is the second time he has come and serviced our truck. I recommend Travis for any service ned you may have!
Subaru Forester - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Rosemount, Minnesota
Thank you Travis for your fast, easy, honest work on my vehicle today!! The first thing you did upon arrival to my home was find me a discount coupon for $50 off my service estimate. You did only what needed to be done in record time. You not only saved me lots of money, but did things in a profession manner. I've been looking for an honest auto mechanic for my whole life and would love for you to be it!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!! You're the best!!!

Scott

32 years of experience
346 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Hyundai Sonata - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Arrived on time and worked quickly. Gave me detailed information on his completed work and the details of my car. Answered all of my questions thoroughly.
Lexus IS250 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Denver, Colorado
Always on time, speedy, professional, and pleasant to interact with. The work is always consistent and we'll done. I can't reccomend Scott highly enough!

Nicholas

9 years of experience
251 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Lexus GX470 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Clayton, North Carolina
Nicholas texted me 30 minutes prior to arrival. Showed up on time as scheduled. He confirmed the work that I requested be performed. He completed the work, performed the road tested, and delivered my keys along with recommendations of other work that might be in my best interest. Was very pleasant, professional, and cleaned up after he was done. I was so impressed with the service he performed and the speed at which the services were completed. I have already scheduled a future service with Nicholas and will schedule any and all future repairs with him if he is available.

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