Do You Know the Right Time to Change Your Tires?
Neglecting your car's tires is one of the most dangerous mistakes you can make when it comes to maintaining your car's safety. Worn out tires can pop in the blink of an eye, creating a hazardous situation for you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. It's important to know when it's time to change your vehicle's tires, as well as what signs to look for to know if your tires are getting worn down.
If you buy a new or certified pre-owned vehicle from a dealership, then the tires on your vehicle will be able to last you for a while. Be sure to check, however, with the salesman as to how old the tires are, and who manufactured them. Check the manufacturer's recommendations for how often to have the tires checked and what the maximum mileage is. Most manufacturers recommend to have your tires checked every two years, and to change them after about 40,000 miles.
Tire thread is extremely important to the design of the tire and the overall safety. A brand new tire will have an average depth of about 10/23", although it varies. If your tire thread wears down to between 4/32" an 6/32", it's time to have them changed. Your thread can wear down especially quickly if you are prone to driving in harsh terrain or bad weather, so keep these things in mind.
Don't let yourself or your family become stranded in the event of a destroyed tire. Keep track of when to inspect your tires, and follow through on having them examined by a trained technician. When it comes time to replace them, don't wait - you could end up causing more stress for yourself in the future.