Signs You Need New Car Tires

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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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Robert

11 years of experience
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Robert
11 years of experience
Infiniti FX35 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Springfield, Virginia
Early arrival....great work....Thank you so much for your services...will be using and recommend you for sure to family n friends!!!! God bless you
Honda Odyssey - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Derwood, Maryland
Showed up on time (actually early!l Answered any questions I had. Completed service quicker than expected! Even helped with tire that had a slow leak.

Augustine

11 years of experience
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Augustine
11 years of experience
Hyundai Accent - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Albuquerque, New Mexico
I had an appointment to have brakes/rotors done. Augustine is a very nice guy. Personable and polite! He came 30 minutes early for the appointment, and asked me if he could come early before he came. Top quality, will use him again for rear brakes/rotors in a few weeks.
Chevrolet Equinox - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine was amazing. He was the perfect example of customer service all around. While he was working, I was recommending him to my neighbors. Next time I need work, I will be requesting Augustine specifically!!!!! Please give him a raise or bonus!!!

Chris

21 years of experience
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Chris
21 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Mission Viejo, California
Chris is outstanding in all aspects. We always select him to service our vehicles. He's always prompt, friendly, and more importantly HE KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING! Thanks Chris!
Lexus SC430 - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Laguna Niguel, California
Chris's delivered excellent service and arrived ahead of schedule. I would want to book Chriss for my next service appointment.

Christopher

9 years of experience
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9 years of experience
Kia Rondo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Houston, Texas
Christopher is very knowledgeable about diagnosing the problem, repairing it, and discussing why it is important to fix it. I appreciate him letting me know what future maintenance is necessary. Christopher is very professional while having the ability to making the customer feel at ease. I am satisfied with his work.

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