How To Know When To Change Tires

Tire wear is something that eventually comes to anyone who owns any type of auto, and those who have a new auto may be even less inclined to understand and interpret the condition of their car’s rubber when compared to auto-fanatics. It’s crucial to make sure that the vehicle tires are in good-driving shape and age, especially since these are the only aspects of a vehicle that are actually supposed to touch the road.

If you look at car tires on a practical level, the driver drives on worn tires the second they drive a new car off the lot, and eventually, old tires must be replaced at a shop. However, the transition of the tire’s life from a new tire to a completely worn tire is gradual. The right tire-wearing process takes time and is highly dependent on a person’s driving habits.

Often, the best way to look at this is to get to know how tires wear down. The gradual deterioration or wear of a new tire goes unnoticed by the car owner until the driver finds himself or herself skidding across the streets as they are driving in different conditions, such as wet roads.

How Long Does A Tire Last? 

How long does a tire last? It depends, but the most reliable answer we can provide you with is that it depends on a variety of different elements, such as the tire tread or how used it is. All new tires aren’t different from one another, yet a batch of tires made at the same time don’t have the same ‘expiration time’ because these don’t undergo the same circumstances during use. So, we can’t say, for instance, that a new tire might last for six years or even say a tire that is two years old is still good.

This is because these new tires are, although being used for the same purpose, being used under different circumstances, and the way the tread is worn is very different. Thus, the time to replace tires is different, as you can’t compare one tire with another unless placed under the exact same conditions and maintenance. The lifespan of a single tire is dependent on a combination of aspects. These elements cause the car to need new tires:

·      The driver’s habits

·      The weather conditions and the time of the year, i.e. winter or snow

·      The road conditions

·      The design of the tire and differing tire manufacturers, i.e. high performance tires

·      The maintenance undertaken for the tire

It’s scientifically proven that winter tires are likely to wear faster due to the conditions they are placed under. This is largely due to the softer compound that is equipped in the design of season tires for winter tires to function effectively under the snow. However, when the snow is absent, and the tire vehicle wheel is pressed into drier paving, the lifespan of the vehicle tire is reduced.

Moreover, drivers who accelerate and brake more abruptly are more inclined to find that their tires don’t last as long when you compare them to a wheel from other drivers.

Experiencing tough weather is tough on tire wheels, which affects the tire’s lifespan. Negligent drivers who never check the wheel alignment or tire’s inflation pressure are likely to cause the rubber on the tire being worn away faster.

Maintenance is an important aspect of providing your tires with a larger and safer lifespan. One key tip that’s often overlooked by drivers and needs more credit is to give the tires on your car more than just a cursory glance every few months. Here are some of the essential elements that you should check:

Tires Tread Wear:

To know if you need to replace your tires look at the tread as a guide. When reviewing the tire s tread, you should be looking at these first two elements. These are odd or uneven wear. Look for small plain rubber lines that are called ‘wear bars,’ which are located between the tread blocks found on all tires. You know that a tire has reached the end of its useful life when you see that these ‘wear bars’ are exposed, and there isn’t any tire tread present on the tire anymore. Tire wears is a characteristic that is known to have significantly less grip than when you compare it to a new tire. Driving with such a worn tire may lead to you suddenly experience a loss of traction.

You may have heard about the old-fashioned tale of your grandfather and how he used to use a quarter to check the tire’s fitness and performance. This is actually one of the best ways to analyze your tire’s tread accurately.

You can perform this coin analyzation method by placing the edge of the coin into the tread depth of the tire. The head of the figure represented on the coin should go first to see the tread depth and tread wear. For example, Lincoln s head at the tire’s tread depth shows it is in good shape if the top of that Lincoln s head is covered by the tread. However, the tires need to be replaced if you can see the top of the head of the coin due to tread wear.

The precise tread measurement that displays the end of the tire’s lifespan and prompts you to replace your tires and purchase a new one is a 1.6 mm measurement. This tread measure applies to many countries that are diligent about road safety.

You might see stones and nails stuck in the tire after you conduct your tire maintenance, car care, and check the state of your tire. If you find any of these objects stuck in your tire, you need to get professional help right away. You should not prolong taking any of your cars to the shop if these objects are found stuck in your tires. Contact us today if you do find these items in your tire so that we can effectively and efficiently repair the damage caused by these impalements. You may find that continuing to drive with your car tire under these conditions quickly make you need new tires.

The ‘Feel’ of Your Car’s Tires:

Paying attention to the feel of your car’s tires and the way the tires grip the road is very important. An indication that your tires have excessive wear or damage is experiencing a rough ride. We highly advise you to reduce your speed and drive cautiously until you have the opportunity to safely pull off of the road and stop if you notice that there are weird disturbances, such as vibrations.

Once you pull over and you find that your tire is damaged or run flat, replace with a spare.

We suggest that you take your car home if you can’t identify the reason for the vibration, and you don’t see any tire damage. This is to ensure yours and other drivers’ safety. Once you are home, you need to contact our shop right away so that we can find a cars tire dealer or top brand and make a thorough inspection on the age and performance of the tire wheel, along with whether we can effectively repair the tire or of it would be best to change the vehicle tire before sending you home.

Tire Pressure: 

The vehicle owner s manual provides a guide that lists the optimal air pressure each of your tires should have. This air pressure amount does change with different cars, and the specific amount of air is usually stated in the measurement of pounds per square inch. This is abbreviated as ‘PSI.’ A tire pressure gauge is also a necessity to aid in performing this task.

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Incorrect air pressure can result in the life of the car tire being cut short and leads to you needing to replace the vehicle tire. Overinflated tires and under-inflated tires are best known to hold the potential to wear the tire down quickly, reduce the grip found on the tire, and can make your car less fuel-efficient. Tires already cost enough money to replace. The fuel economy is expensive and climbing from year to year. You don’t want to have to spend more money on fuel than you need to.

To gain the best results, it’s highly recommended to check the air pressure in the tires and make the necessary change when the tires are cool. This should be done before driving the car or when it has been used to cover less than two miles at a relatively low speed.


All tires are manufactured with a date code. This is a four-digit number found on the inside oval that’s stamped on the sidewall of the tires. Tire coding uses the first two numerals found on the exterior of the tire sidewall to represent the week the tire was manufactured. The last two digits are used to describe the year that the tire was made. An example would be the four-digit code 1319. This code states that the particular tire was made on the 13th week of the year 2019. Some of the best tire manufacturers say that it’s in the car-owners best interest to replace the tires every five years. This applies even if the tread is deep. For this reason, you hardly ever hear of tires remaining in use for more than 10 years.

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We offer incredible credit facilities because we understand that a lack of financial means shouldn’t play a role in you driving with complete and utter safety. In addition to these credit facilities, we also accept insurance claims and reviews and deal with your insurance by sending reviews and relative documentation so that you don’t have to while making payments for oil change services and inspections of tires, tire replacements, and tire repair services convenient through any credit card company. Contact us to learn more.