Three Signs It's Time To Buy New Tires

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Tires are an important part of your vehicle that are often forgotten. Not only do they keep your car running smoothly, but they also help protect you from going off the road, are designed to handle multiple types of weather conditions, and will wear out over time. So how do you know when it's time to have your tires replaced? Here are three signs that your tires are no good.

  1. It's Been Five Or More Years - Tires, although strong, will wear with basic use. While you should routinely check your tires to ensure that they are suitable for driving, it's recommended that, after five years, you have a professional inspect them every year to make sure they are good to go. If it's been ten years, you should retire your tires and purchase new ones.
  2. Your Tire(s) Have Been Damaged - From potholes, curbs, and speed bumps to sharp objects, obstacles, and damaged roads, your tires go through a lot and it's not uncommon to see some form of damage. If you have a loss of air pressure or you've noticed a crack in the tire wall, you should replace your tires as soon as possible.
  3. Your Tire(s) Are Worn Out - The tread on your tires helps to keep you securely on the road. When the tread has worn down, which can happen on winter, summer, and all-seasons, you need to have them switched out for new ones. How do you know if your tread is too low? Most technicians recommend the penny test. Put a penny, Lincoln's head down, into your tread. If you can see all of Abe's head, then you need new tires.

If any of these are the case, the service center, here at Bergey's Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, is available to help you find and mount new tires for your vehicle. Aren't sure if you should get new tires? Feel free to contact us and we'll help you decide!

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