How do you know if you need new tires? 

How do you know if you need new tires?

Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits. But how do you know if it’s time to click over to Auto Parts Discount for those new tires? One sure way to know when to replace your tires is when tread wear indicators appear. A tire’s built-in tread wear indicators are “wear bars” that look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it’s time to replace the tire.

Here are other signs that will tell you that it’s time to replace your tires:

• You can see three or more tread wear indicators around the tire
• Cord or fabric is showing through the rubber
• The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric
• The tire has a bulge or split
• The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can’t be repaired correctly

Remember to always check your tires and the spare once a month.

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