tires

4 indications your vehicle needs new tires

When should you change your tires?

As seasons change, it’s always a good idea to take inventory of your vehicle’s needs.  For many people that means routine maintenance and the regular oil change.  While these are important steps in the life of your vehicle, it is also a good idea to keep an eye on your tires.

Tread Wear

Not sure if your vehicle has low tread?  Do the penny test.  Simply put the penny with Lincoln’s head down between the tread of the tire. If you can see Lincoln’s head then  you tire needs to be replaced soon.

Tire Pressure

If you are finding yourself having to stop and refill your vehicle’s tires multiple times during the week, you might need new tires.  It’s normal for tires to deflate about one pound per square inch per month, but increased loss of pressure is a warning sign

Cracks

These typically go hand in hand with low tire pressure.  When a tire deflates, its normal for the tire to then crack and bulge out.  So if you are seeing cracks, gouges or bulges, you might have a slow air leak.  Either way, its a good idea to get it checked out to see if it can be repaired or you just need new tires.

Strange Noises

Hearing thumping or getting vibration when driving your vehicle down the road?  It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to John Amato Hyundai Superstore Service Center as soon as possible.  A rear tire could be out of balance or there could be another issue.  Either way, get it checked out.

At John Amato Hyundai Superstore, you will find an exceptional team of experts dedicated on getting the repair right the first time.

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