How Can You Tell If You Need New Tires?

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​You always want to make sure your tires are in great shape, but it's especially important to have good tires in winter when harsh road conditions and cold weather work in concert to make things more difficult for you and your vehicle. Luckily, it's usually easy to tell when your tires need to be replaced. All you need to do is look for a few key signs of trouble and pay us a visit at Robin Ford if you're in the market for a new set of tires.

Here are a few things to watch out for:

  • Tread depth: Sufficient tread is essential for safe driving, particularly on slippery surfaces. Measure tread with a special gauge or simply use the Penny Test. You need new tires if you can see the top of Lincoln's head after slipping a penny head-first into the tread.
  • Bulges, blisters, and cracks: These signify weak spots in your tires that could point to leaks or blowouts. Tire damage should be taken seriously as it presents a safety hazard, so be sure to start thinking about getting new tires before these problems worsen and create bigger problems that could put you and others at risk.
  • Tread wear indicator bars: These show up as your tires wear down. If you can see more than one of these little rubber bars on your tires, it might be time to get a new set of tires.

With these tips in mind, you can keep a close eye on the condition of your tires. If you're uncertain about the state of your tires and you need a trained eye to have a look, we're always happy to help. If you need assistance with picking out a new set of tires near Springfield and Philadelphia, PA, you can count on our service technicians to find the perfect fit for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment with our service center today!

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