5 Things to Check on Your Tires to Determine if They Need to Be Replaced

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How Do You Know If You Need New Tires?

Your vehicle’s tires are the only things that connect you and your vehicle to the road. The importance of having a good grip on the road is easy to understand because it helps you control your vehicle, stay on the road, and, most importantly, bring the car to a stop. The primary function of a tire is to grip the road and help divert water that can cause hydroplaning. Tires that are in good shape can also reduce your chances of getting a flat tire while driving. With a quick check of your tread and tire pressure, you’ll know if you need to replace your vehicle’s tires.

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5 Signs You Need New Tires

  1. Low tire tread: If the tread on your vehicle’s tires is too low, it’s time to buy new tires. This can be easily checked by visiting your local service center.
  2. Tire keeps deflating: If one or more of your tires keeps losing air pressure, it most likely has a small leak in it somewhere and will need to be replaced or patched.
  3. Cracks on a tire: If you ever see a crack on your tire, it’s time to get new tires. This can be dangerous as your tire can blow out while driving if it has been compromised.
  4. Sidewall bulges: If you hit a pothole, curb or something else, your tires can develop a sidewall bulge. These bulges can rupture and cause a potentially dangerous and unsafe situation while driving.
  5. Uneven tire tread: Uneven tire tread can be the result of improperly inflated tires, a bad alignment or even a damaged suspension system. Regardless of how it happened, you’ll want to get new tires to fix the problem.

If you notice any of these tire issues happening to your vehicle’s tires, schedule an appointment at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen, and we’ll help you find the right new tire for your vehicle. With a fresh new set of tires on your car, truck, crossover or SUV, you’ll be able to drive with confidence on the road.

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