Some people forget to change their tires. Others are better about getting regular tire service. Here are the top five reasons to change your tires:
Your tread is less than 1/16 inch or 1.6 millimeters thick. Your tires should always have more than a depth of 1/16 inch tread, ideally at a thickness of 1 inch of tread depth.
If your tread wear indicator bars are exposed, your tires need to be replaced. Tread wear indicators are parallel bars that run perpendicular to the direction of the tread.
Replace your tires if they have cracked and weathered side walls. Cracked and weathered side walls are bad news, showing that the strength of the tire is breaking down.
Bulges and blisters on the tires are really bad news, for they indicate a potential blow out. Blow outs are a cause of some major accidents, so never let your tires get to the point of having bulges and blisters.
If your tires have too much vibration, it is yet another sign that something isn’t quite right with your tires. At the very least, have your tires checked to see if a simple alignment or balance service can reduce the vibration.
If you think your vehicle needs a new set of tires, a tire rotation, or wheel alignment, contact Robert’s Auto Repair at (831) 373-1534. We are conveniently located near Highway 1 & Del Monte Blvd. at 234 Ramona Avenue, Monterey, CA 93940. We look forward to serving you soon!