Tires are probably one of the most important parts on your vehicle. Driving with bad tires is extremely dangerous; tire blowout when driving at high speeds can be deadly. Furthermore, driving with tires that don’t have enough tire tread can greatly increase your stopping distance causing accidents that would otherwise be prevented. This is why it is important to examine your tires often to see if they need to be replaced. Here are few things you should look for when examining your tires:
According to most state laws tires are worn out when they have 2/32″ or less tire tread depth. The most popular trick is to place a penny into several tread grooves across the tire. As long as part of Lincolns head is covered you have more then 2/32″ tire tread left. Once Lincoln’s head is fully visible it is time for new tires.
When you perform a tire inspection it is important to look around the whole tire. During the inspection a tire could look good from one point of view but from different angle there could be visible tire wires due to wear or damage from pot hole. If you see any sign of tire wires its extremely important that you stop at your closest tire shop.
Uneven Tire Wear
When doing tire inspection it is also important to check if your tires are wearing out evenly. If your car is pulling to one side or your tire pressure is not correct , your tire will be wearing out unevenly. When this happens some parts of your tires will look good but others will be worn down. If you notice this its time to buy a new tire and look into what is causing your tires to wear out unevenly.