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Every time you head down the road, your tires become just a little more worn down. As they get older and worn out, keeping up with regular tire service will ensure that your tires remain in as  good of condition as possible. If your tires fail while driving down the highway, you can be left stranded in the middle of nowhere, or possibly lose control of your vehicle. Before something goes wrong is time to take care of a needed tire repair.

Here are four easy tips on how to check the condition of your tires:

  1. Check Tread Depth – Tread depth should not be less than 1/16 of an inch (1.6 millimeters)—double that is even better for slick wet roads. Here is an easy way to check the depth of the tread. Insert a Lincoln penny (head down) into the tread. If you can see Abe’s entire head, there is not enough tread for safe driving. Newer tires now have build-in wear indicators—flat rubber bars that appear as the tread wears down, running perpendicular to the direction of the tread.
  2. Look for Cracks in the Sidewall  Do a visual check of the sidewall for cracks or cuts. They may be letting air leak out of the tire. If the cracks are very obvious, head to a tire repair shop as soon as possible.
  3. Check for Bulges and Blisters – When the outer surface of the tire begins to weaken, bulges and blisters in the surface of the tire can show up and is most susceptible to a blowout. Don’t drive on your tires if you see any bulges or blisters in the rubber.
  4. Feeling Excessive Vibration – If you’re an experienced driver, you will know how much vibration is normal for your vehicle and how much is too much. Excessive vibration can be related to unbalanced tires, worn-out shock absorbers, or a defective tire.

Don’t endanger yourself, your passengers, and other motorists with tire failure, possibly either a flat or a sudden blow out while cruising down the road.

Need to know more about how do you know if you have a bad tire? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about tire repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

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Wondering how do you know if you have a bad tire? Keeping up with needed tire repair and maintenance will help your tires last longer.
05
Oct
2020

Every time you head down the road, your tires become just a little more worn down. As they get older and worn out, keeping up with regular tire service will ensure that your tires remain in as  good of condition as possible. If your tires fail while driving down the highway, you can be left stranded in the middle of nowhere, or possibly lose control of your vehicle. Before something goes wrong is time to take care of a needed tire repair.

Here are four easy tips on how to check the condition of your tires:

  1. Check Tread Depth – Tread depth should not be less than 1/16 of an inch (1.6 millimeters)—double that is even better for slick wet roads. Here is an easy way to check the depth of the tread. Insert a Lincoln penny (head down) into the tread. If you can see Abe’s entire head, there is not enough tread for safe driving. Newer tires now have build-in wear indicators—flat rubber bars that appear as the tread wears down, running perpendicular to the direction of the tread.
  2. Look for Cracks in the Sidewall  Do a visual check of the sidewall for cracks or cuts. They may be letting air leak out of the tire. If the cracks are very obvious, head to a tire repair shop as soon as possible.
  3. Check for Bulges and Blisters – When the outer surface of the tire begins to weaken, bulges and blisters in the surface of the tire can show up and is most susceptible to a blowout. Don’t drive on your tires if you see any bulges or blisters in the rubber.
  4. Feeling Excessive Vibration – If you’re an experienced driver, you will know how much vibration is normal for your vehicle and how much is too much. Excessive vibration can be related to unbalanced tires, worn-out shock absorbers, or a defective tire.

Don’t endanger yourself, your passengers, and other motorists with tire failure, possibly either a flat or a sudden blow out while cruising down the road.

Need to know more about how do you know if you have a bad tire? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about tire repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

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