The tires on your car are what will touch the ground and offer the traction that you need to get from point A to point B. The car needs to have good tires in order to run properly along with the other working parts of the vehicle. You need to be sure that you keep a good eye on the tires and you have them inflated, repaired and even replaced when necessary. They will over time wear out and could come across damage that will cause them to need replacement sooner than you might have thought. When you buy new tires you want to talk to a professional that has the ability to steer you in the right direction. You need to know what size tires are needed for your particular car. You can check this by looking at the sidewall of the tire and deciphering the numbers that you will see. This will tell you the height, width and the size of the wheel that the tire will fit on. Then you want to check them regularly to look for problems.
Citywide Towing Lists Common Tire Problems & Their Causes
Uneven Tire Wear: One of the most common problems that people come across with their tires is that the tread will wear out unevenly. The tread on the tire should run perfectly flat on the road and that will cause the tread on the tire to wear the same. This is of course ideal but that is not always what happens. If you notice that the tire has been worn out unevenly it could be due to several reasons. The first is if you notice that the tread in the middle has worn more than the rest of the tire. This means that the tire has been overinflated. If just the inside or the outside of the tire is being worn more than the rest it is often from an alignment issue. If you let this uneven wear go too long you will need to replace the tires. Tire cupping is an uneven wear pattern caused by irregular up-and-down motions of a wheel bouncing and resulting in dips all over the tire’s tread edge. Tires feathering is when the tread ribs are worn lower on one side and higher on the other.
Bulge in Tire Tread or Side: Another problem that can happen when it comes to your tires is that there can be a bulge in the side of the tire. Most people may not even notice this and it can go on for some time. The problem is that this is a separation and that is the leading cause of a tire blowout. The reason behind the bulge in the side of the tire can be a manufacturing problem or you hit a curb too hard. This is a problem that does require immediate replacement.
Tire Losing Air: This is an easy one you would think. The tire should be inflated to a specified PSI that you can find on the side of the tire as well. If your tire is too low it can be from a hole in the tire from something that you drove over. The other reason for a small decrease in inflation is from weather change. You can have the tire checked and repaired by a professional.