Tires are one of the most crucial elements of your car and your safety on the road. Over time, tires become worn down and eventually need to be replaced. How do you know when it’s time to replace your tires? Here are the four common warning signs you need new tires:
- Tread depth: The single biggest indicator that it’s time to replace your tires is the wearing away of your tire tread, which is imperative for good traction, especially in rainy and wintry weather. Use the old penny test to make sure your tires are in good shape.
- Cracks: The sidewalls of your tires will begin to show age with cracks; these are often your first warning signs that a leak is impending—or worse, that your tire could blow out.
- Changing tire pressure: If your tire keeps losing pressure—faster than your other tires—it’s possible you have a leak. Bring it in to Heritage Mitsubishi, and we’ll take a look.
- Vibration: Your car will shake on the highway at high speeds, inevitably. However, too much vibration is a sure sign that your tires could be misaligned or ready for replacement. Vibration can be a sign of other issues, too, so it’s best to let a professional investigate.
Visit Dependable Mitsubishi for all your tire maintenance needs.