How Do You Know When It's Time To Change Your Tires?

Even the best tires only last so long. When you do a lot of driving, you might find the tires require replacing even quicker. How do you know, though?

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Manufacturer's Recommendations

Tires have identifying information on them. Get the info and research the manufacturer's life expectancy on the tires. Driving around the Avon, IN area on a tire past the age and mileage maximum be a bad idea and can be unsafe. Six years is commonly the maximum age for tires. The DOT code on the tire sidewall displays the tire's date of manufacture. Don't solely go by how long the tire "should" last, though. Keep on top of the tire's condition.

Check The Treads

Whether performing a "penny test" or using an actual tread depth measurement tool, make sure you know what the tire's tread condition is. When treads get too low, tires may lose traction while braking. They have a hard time gripping the road during rain and snowy weather in Zionsville, IN. In short, low tread depth increases the chances of an accident.

Look for Sidewall Cracks

Cracks and dry rot are commonly associated with age, but environmental factors also contribute to the problem. Cracks are not good signs, as tries with cracks and rot are prone to blowouts in Fishers, IN area roads.

Be on the lookout for bulges and blisters. These would also reflect potentially serious problems with the tires.

Is The Tire Leaking Air?

Tires lose a little bit of PSI each month, which is why you need to check air pressure levels. A leak, however, will empty a lot of air. And the air will escape again after refilling. Tires with leaks require immediate repair or replacement.

Time For a Tire Inspection Near Indianapolis

At Falcone Volkswagen near Greenwood, our service department can inspect tires for any issues. Our team could also replace worn or damaged tires when necessary. Schedule your appointment today!

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  1. Falcone Volkswagen

    1930 West 16th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

    • Sales: (317) 263-0002
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