Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: When should I replace my tires?

asked by on

When should I replace my tires?

It’s important that you keep a close eye on your tires so that you can replace them when necessary, before they become a hazard to your safety. Here’s what you should look for that may indicate you need to replace your tires:

  • Low Tread – If the tread is low and the wear indicators are showing, have your tires replaced.

  • Sidewall Damage – Cuts, cracks and other damage to the sidewall may require replacement of the tire(s).

  • Repeated Flat Tires – If the same tire is regularly low on air or goes flat more than once, have it replaced.

  • Edge Wear – If your tires have serious edge wear (on the inside edge, outside edge or both), have them replaced.

Tips

  • Having your tires rotated and inspected regularly will help you keep up with replacement.

  • Always replace tires two at a time or four at a time.

  • Always replace your tires with a size rated for your vehicle.

  • Never use mismatched tire sizes.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car will not move forward 1998 Toyota Camry

Hi there - the symptoms suggest a failed forward drum/clutch pack, since you still have reverse function. Check fluid level and quality (pink, semi-clear and doesn't smell burned), but it is unlikely to be a "simple" fix. I recommend a...

Q: How do I defrost the windows?

The Defrost helps you defog your windshield by using heated air from the heater onto the windshield. To turn the Defrost on: Press the Defrost button located on the climate control panel. Press the Rear Defroster/Heated Mirrors button and...

Q: What tips should I know about using the automatic air conditioner?

Your automatic air conditioner isn’t that complicated to operate, but there are a few things that you’ll need to know to get the most out of the system and understand whether it’s operating correctly or not. Here are a few...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...