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Q: When should I replace my tires?

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When should I replace my tires?

A: It’s important that you keep a close eye on...

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.

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