5 Telltale Signs You Need to Replace Your Vehicle’s Tyres

Our vehicle is one of the most important and valuable assets that we own and we rely on it, sometimes on a daily basis, to get us to our destination safely. From time to time, however, problems can occur with the vehicle and they need to be corrected.

The type of issues that may occur can range in severity and in importance. In some cases, it may be more of a cosmetic issue but at times, it could involve our safety if it is not corrected. That is the case with the tyres and if we are experiencing problems with them, it’s important to correct it as quickly as possible.

Fortunately, our tyres will typically let us know if they are in need of replacement. In fact, you really only need to know 5 different signs and if any one of them are present, a tire replacement or repair may be needed.

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1. The Tire Warning Light Comes on

Although older model vehicles will not have this benefit, many of the vehicles that have been manufactured in the past decade will have a warning light if one of the tyres is experiencing low pressure. This is not something that should be ignored and you shouldn’t simply put air in the tire, thinking that somehow the air magically disappeared. Although it is possible that the pressure in tyres will go up and down naturally, it can also be a sign that trouble is on the horizon. It is important to put air in the tyres or to have air put in it by a professional but you should also take the automobile to a mechanic to check for any underlying problems.

2. The tire tread is low

Sometimes, the most important thing to do to ensure that your tyres are in good roadworthy condition, is to give them a visual inspection. The tire tread is vitally important because it is what provides traction and helps to keep you on the road safely. In addition, good tire tread may also help to reduce the possibility of a puncture or other issue. Visually inspect the tyres on a regular basis and if any issue is seen with low tire tread, new tyres are in order.

3. Uneven Tire Tread Wear

In a perfect world, the tyres would wear evenly and any wear on the tread would be seen from the inside of the tire all the way to the outside of the tire. That rarely ever happens, however, because there are a variety of reasons why the tire may be wearing unevenly. Some of the issues that could cause uneven tread wear include over-inflation, under-inflation, damaged springs or ball joints or perhaps a misalignment. If the tread on any part of the tire is worn thin, the tire must be replaced.

4. Tire Cracks

This is not a common problem, but it is an issue in certain cases. Upon visually inspecting the tire, you may see what appears to be small cracks and fissures or perhaps even holes in the rubber. If the tire is cracked, it is likely going to end up blowing out at some point in the future.

5. Unusual Vibration

Vibration is a normal part of the operation of any vehicle but there may be times in which the vibration is pronounced. If one of the products is experiencing problems, your vehicle could end up with an unusual vibration that can be felt in the steering wheel. Sometimes, it may only be felt at certain speeds. If this type of vibration occurs, it is important to have them checked by a professional.

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