When Should I Change My Tires

Timely tire replacement is quite important. Tires are the very mechanism that links your automobile to the road and you want them in the very best shape possible. Damaged tires can lead to decreased braking and cornering capacity, and in extreme instances can bring about a car crash. Determining when you need to change your tires actually boils down to four major elements:

  • Tread Depth of the Tires
  • Climate
  • Age of Tires
  • Which Automobile You Own

Tread Depth of the Tires

Many states have regulations mentioning that if the tread depth on your tires gets less than 2/32 of an inch, it needs to be replaced. Tire tread tools can be bought for just a couple of dollars, yet even without one you can figure out a good estimate of your tread depth and all you need is one penny. Rotate the cent so Honest Abe’s head is aiming down and place the cent right into your tread. If his head is covered by the tread, your tires are normally still good. If you can see his whole head, it’s time to change them. There is a caveat, even if you have greater than 2/32 of tread-depth you may still need to replace them.

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You have done the tread depth trick and you have greater than 2/32 tread depth left, so you’re good, right? Well … possibly. Depending on where you live you may wish to change your tires long before they get down to 2/32 depth. If you live in an incredibly rainy/snowy location (like the Pacific Northwest), you need more tread depth to safely and securely travel slushy roads. Worn out tires enhance the danger of hydroplaning, so ensure to examine your tires frequently. Environments with extreme cold or extreme heat will certainly also negatively impact your tires. If you live in one of these climates, check your tires on a regular basis and if you have any concerns come see us for an expert diagnosis.

Tire Life

So how often should you get new tires? This factor could be the hardest one to deal with due to the fact that it can seem like you are throwing out good tires. It’s real, you can have tires with plenty of tread remaining yet could still need to change them. Tires will certainly weaken gradually and come to be more prone to devastating failure which can lead to a collision. It is advised that tires that are 5 years old ought to be expertly inspected annually. If the tire is more than ten years old, it needs to be replaced no matter the condition. Your classic automobile could have extremely low miles due to the fact that you only drive it on the weekends, but it still may require brand-new tires. The good news is, there is an easy means to figure out the age of your tires. There is a 4-digit number molded right into each tire that gives the week and year it was made. Our picture reveals that the tire was made in the 44th week of 2016, so it’s roughly midway through its recommended lifetime.

how to check tire manufacturing date

Which Car You Drive

It may sound crazy, yet what sort of vehicle you drive might mean the difference in replacing one tire vs. changing all 4. Let’s say you have a bald tire, and you’ve discovered the exact brand-new tire to replace it. If the tires on your car, truck, or SUV are new, you can most likely get away with changing just one tire. However, if your tires are older than the brand-new tire will be a various dimension than the rest of the tires. This is a problem because the smaller sized tires will have to work harder to complete the very same distance as the larger tire. Mismatched tires can create extra wear and tear on parts, especially on AWD automobiles. If you have tires on one axle are rotating faster than the others, your car’s electronics might believe those tires are losing traction and may reduce power inaccurately. This might trick your automobile into believing it’s in unsafe conditions and engage a mode not designed for permanent driving.

Do Dealerships Replace Car Tires?

Your dealership will have particular guidelines on the optimum tread depth difference between the front and back tires. While it may be a disappointment to acquire 4 new tires it will certainly be less costly than fixing a transmission.

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