New tires are something nobody wants to have to buy. They are expensive and inconvenient to have to go get. However, they are something that you need to pay attention to because driving on old tires or worn out tires is very dangerous. If you have been wondering lately if it is time to get new tires or not, here are a few simple ways you can tell if this is a good time to go ahead and bite the bullet on new tires for your vehicle.
Things To Look Out For
Age – If you have had your tires on for some time, it is probably time to sit down and really think how long you have had them. If it has been more than 6 years, even if you don’t drive very often, you should consider getting new ones. Just like anything else, over time, things start to wear down and not work as well. The same goes for tires.
Tread – A great trick that you can use to check your tread is to take a penny and put it heads down into the tread of the tire. If you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head, it is time to get a new tire. This means that your tread is too worn and is starting to become dangerous.
Nails – If you look at your tire and see damage like a nail stuck it in, it is best to just go get a new tire and call it a day. There is no reason that you should be driving around with a nail in your tire, it is not worth the danger that you are putting yourself in.
If you need help with any of these things or have a question about your vehicle, call Rolling Auto Service at (941) 493-6511.