How Often Should I Replace My Tires

Timely tire replacement is very important. Tires are the actual system that attaches your vehicle to the roadway and you want them in the very best shape feasible. Run-down tires can result in diminished braking and cornering capacity, and in extreme examples can lead to an auto accident. Identifying when you must change your tires truly comes down to 4 significant variables:

  • Tire Tread Depth
  • Weather
  • Life of the Tire
  • Which Car You Own

Tread Depth of Tires

Many states have regulations mentioning that if the tread depth on your tires gets less than 2/32 of an inch, it must be changed. Tire tread tools can be bought for just a few bucks, yet even without one you can get a great estimate of your tread depth and all you need is a penny. Rotate the cent so Honest Abe’s head is aiming down and place the cent right into your tread. If his head is covered by the tread, your tires are usually still usable. If you can see his entire head, it’s time to change them. There is a caveat, even if you have greater than 2/32 of tread-depth you may still need to replace them.

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Climate

You’ve done the tread depth test and you have more than 2/32 depth left, so you’re good, right? Well … perhaps. Depending upon where you live you may want to change your tires long before they wear down to 2/32 depth. If you stay in an exceptionally rainy/snowy part of the country (like the PNW), you require extra tread depth to securely travel wet roadways. Worn out tires enhance the threat of hydroplaning, so make sure to examine your tires on a regular basis. Climates with extreme cold or severe heat will certainly also negatively influence the wear on your tires. If you stay in one of these climates, check your tires consistently and if you have any questions come to see us for an expert diagnosis.


Tire Life

So how often should you get new tires? This variable might be the hardest one to deal with since it can seem like you are getting rid of perfectly fine tires. It’s real, you can have tires with a lot of tread remaining but could still be required to change them. Tires will certainly deteriorate gradually and become more prone to disastrous failure which can cause an accident. It is advised that tires that are 5 years old must be skillfully inspected once a year. If the tire is greater than 10 years old, it ought to be replaced regardless of the condition. Your classic automobile may have very low miles since you only drive it on the weekends, but it still might require brand-new tires. Luckily, there is a simple way to inspect the age of your tires. There is a four digit number molded right into every tire that gives the week and year it was made. Our example image reveals that the tire was made in the 44th week of ’16, so it’s about halfway through its recommended lifetime.

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The Specific Automobile You Own

It might appear crazy, but what type of vehicle you drive might mean the difference in replacing one tire vs. replacing all 4. Let’s say you have a bald tire, and you’ve located the precise brand-new tire to replace it. If the tires on your automobile are brand-new, you can most likely escape replacing just one tire. However, if your tires are significantly older than the new tire will be a various size than the remainder of the tires. This is an issue since the smaller tires now have to work harder to travel the very same distance as the bigger tire. Dissimilar tires can trigger extra wear and tear on components, specifically on AWD automobiles. If there is a tire on one axle spinning faster than the others, your automobile’s computer might believe those tires are losing traction and might add power inaccurately. This could trick your vehicle into believing it’s in slippery condition and engage a setting not created for full-time driving.


Do Dealers Replace Tires?

Your dealership will have particular guidelines on the optimum tread depth difference between the front and back tires. While it may be a downer to get four brand-new tires it will certainly be less expensive than fixing a transmission.


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