There are plenty of signs that your tires need attention and/or replacement well before you’re stranded on the road with a flat. To help prevent a tire blowout, learn the following signs of when to buy new tires.
Vanishing tread depth
Your tires should not be smooth. They should always possess adequate tread depth — never less than 1/16 of an inch, more if you’re constantly driving on surfaces that are wet. Look for the tread wear indicator bars if your tires are newer. The appearance of one of more these bars signal that the tread is getting low and it’s time for new tires.
Take a good look your tire’s sidewall — if you notice any damage, track, cuts or cracks, your tire is leaking or starting to leak. Since proper inflation is key to your safety on the road, helping to prevent dangerous blowouts, any signs of a leak should be inspected immediately by our service professionals at Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.
Outer surface bulges
Even if the tread depth of your tires is correct and there’s no damage in the sidewalls, you can still be at risk from a tire blowout if the outer surface of the tire has a blister or bulge, signs that the tire is severely compromised.
For all your tire maintenance and replacement needs, contact Ken Nelson Chrysler Dodge Jeep® Ram.