More often than not, tires are only replaced when there are obvious signs that they cannot do their job pretty well already. This should not be the case as tires that are not in the best conditions can compromise your safety and that of others on the road. You may not also notice it readily but tire failure can also damage your vehicle eventually. This should be enough reason to replace your tires immediately.
But while car owners may be aware all of these, replacing the tires may take the backseat for other expenses. Indeed, tire replacement can be expensive but to postpone it is a dangerous move. As long as you see the following signs, you should make it a point to replace your vehicle’s tires as soon as possible before using your car on the road.
It may be normal to experience vibrations at times even if you have new tires. It is also inevitable that the vibrations may be more exaggerated when you are driving on an unpaved dirt road. What is not normal is when there is excessive vibration even if you are driving on the nicest roads of the city. There must be something wrong somewhere else and one thing that you should suspect are damaged tires. Check to confirm and if you see damages on them, you should replace them at once.
Obvious Damages on Tires
Because the tires are that one in contact with the road, it is impossible to avoid wear and tear. One of the first parts of the tire to give in can be the side walls. You may see cracks in no time. Bulges and blisters are also signs that you need to replace the tires. Your tire can blow out any time soon if you still keep on using your car.
Tire Tread Issues
If your vehicle easily skid and you often lose control of your vehicle, it means that your car is having tire tread issues. The tire tread is especially useful when driving through slippery roads. If the tread of the tires is below its usual level, you should replace the tires. Tread issues can also arise with having different tread depths of the tires. This can make your vehicle hard to handle. Bring your car to a mechanic to check it.
Accordingly, you should be replacing your tires every six years. But that may vary as wear and tear depend on how a driver drive a car, the mileage the car has travelled, and the road where you usually drive your car. In any case, a regular checkup by a mechanic can determine whether the tires are already old enough to be replaced.