Signs You Should Have Your Tyres Replaced

Your tyres are one of the most important parts of your car. Without wheels, you’d be stranded. Anyone who’s ever had a flat tyre knows that fact. If you’ve never had a flat, you can probably still imagine how difficult it would be for a vehicle to operate without wheels.

Well, the same goes for worn-out wheels. Your car can’t run as well as it should when your tyres are worn out. Here are a few signs to watch for that indicate you need to have your tyres in Hastings replaced.

Tyre Indicator

Most newer tyres now have a tyre wear indicator that lets you know when to have your tyres replaced. These indicators are below the surface of a new tyre. As the tyre wears down, the indicator bar will begin to show. Once the bar is fully visible, it’s time to have your tyres changed as soon as possible for your safety.

Tread Depth

You can check your treads to help you determine whether or not your tyres need to be replaced. As a general rule, your treads should never be less than 1.6mm. A quick way to check is to take a penny and push it into the tread. If more than half the penny is showing, you should probably get your tyres replaced.

Vibrations

Some vibrations while driving are normal. However, if you notice an increase in noticeable vibrations while driving, it may indicate that your tires are worn and need to be replaced. The vibrations may also be indicative of another issue, which is why you should take your car in to a mechanic.

Blisters

Blisters, bulges, and other blemishes may indicate that it’s time to replace your tyres. As your tyres wear, they will show these kinds of signs. However, if blisters or bulges are major and very visible, the integrity of the tyre may be challenged and require immediate replacement.


 

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