Tires play a major role for your vehicles; they ensure safety, performance, and getting where you need to go. Whether you use your vehicle daily, or just a few times a week, driving, road conditions, quality of the tire, weather, and other factors lead to the normal wear of a tire. As you put your trust in your tires, people need to be more vigilant. Tires are manufactured with synthetic rubber, natural rubber, wires, fabric, and other chemical compounds and during use, the tires fade and grow old. With time, the wear will eventually reach hazardous levels for you and everyone on the road. With more than 19,000 people injured and about 500 fatalities annually, the National Transportation Safety Board reports that tire-related accidents can be serious. To help keep you safer, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to share a few symptoms that the tires are in need of replacing.
How to Tell if Tires are Bad?
1) Tire Tread Wear Penny Test: Between any of the treads along the tire, place a penny in different areas. If Lincoln’s head remains in view, the tread is dangerously low, and you need new tires. The tread is healthy as long as at least half of the head is covered.
2) Car Vibrates & Shakes when Driving: Your vehicle should not be vibrating for long periods of time, even on the worst of roads. Feeling the vibration in the tires can be the result of many problems. In the event you experience heavy vibrations while driving, especially on smooth roads, have your tires checked immediately to avoid serious damage or harm since the age of the tire can be a likely culprit.
3) Bulge in Tire Tread: The tire is showing its age should your tires develop any bulges on the side lining or tread. If not inspected and changed out, the blisters that pop up and hard extrusions from the surface can cause blowouts, ripped tires, and flats. You are way past time for new tires in the event the tire or tires are balding. Even the lightest of wet conditions, the bald tires offer zero surface traction and can cause your vehicle to slide and spin out.
4) Cracks in Tire Sidewall: An indication of an aging tire are the cracks and cuts on the tire’s sidewall and that will lead to leaks soon after. You will eventually find yourself ready for work with a flat tire in your driveway or garage, as these unfixable abrasions only get deeper and larger.
5) Steel Wire or Fabric Showing on Tire: Running like veins beneath the rubber of your tire, the tires are lined with fabric and metal These weavings are never to be brought to the surface as they are in internal structural support that offers function and durability. You really need new tires in the event your tires are showing prickly pieces of wire or metal or you begin to see mesh fabric showing through from the rubber
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If you have addressed any of your tires too late, and you need assistance with changing a flat tire or be provided with a tow, call in the professionals at Citywide Towing Service and let our experts take care of you.