Tires are one of the most critical components of your vehicle's safety system. They are the only part of your car that meets the road and affect your vehicle's performance and handling. It’s important to know when to replace your tires to ensure your safety on the road.
The lifespan of tires can vary depending on various factors such as the type of tire, driving conditions, and maintenance. However, the general rule of thumb is to replace your tires every six years, regardless of the amount of tread left on them. This is because the rubber compound in tires can degrade over time, even if the tire hasn’t been used.
There are a few other factors to consider when deciding if it is time to replace your tires. Lets review a few signs its time to replace your tires.
One of the first things to look for is tread depth. Tread depth is crucial to maintaining traction and grip on the road. If your tire's tread depth is less than 2/32 of an inch, it's time to replace them. Another factor to keep in mind is tire age. As mentioned earlier, even if your tires look brand new, they can still be too old to provide adequate safety on the road. It is recommended to replace tires that are older than six years, even if they still have good tread depth.
Visual damage can provide an indication for changes. If you notice any cracks, punctures, or bulges, it's time to replace your tires immediately. Along with the cracking another visual cue is uneven tire wear. If your tires are wearing unevenly, it could indicate a problem with your vehicle's alignment or suspension. You should have your tires inspected by a professional and replaced if necessary.
It’s essential to know when to replace your tires to maximize your safety on the road. Keeping an eye on your tires and replacing them, when necessary, can help prevent accidents and keep yourself and others safe on the road. For any of your tire needs, call Ferber’s Tire and Auto where we have a wide variety of options for you!