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Are Your Tires Worse Than You Think?

Your car’s tires are what your entire car rides on, literally. Problems in your car’s tires can keep the car from going anywhere at all and eventually tire problems can have a big impact on engine health. It’s vital to understand what’s going on with your car’s tires, and Auto Repair Technology is here to help.

Pay Attention to How the Car Feels

Handling and how your car feels tells you a lot about what’s going on with various parts of the car. If you’re noticing that the ride is bumpier or that the wheel seems to be pulling to one side, these are symptoms of a bigger issue. The problem could be in the suspension or other systems, but the most likely cause is the tires.

Check for Tread Damage

Examining the tread regularly helps you to stay aware of what’s going on with it. Tread issues are going to happen because of normal wear and tear. The big question is whether that tread wear is even or not and whether the tread is wearing away faster than it should be. What you see on the tire tread can help you to determine what kind of lifespan your tires have left.

Look for Other Signs of Tire Issues

There’s more at play than the tread, though. Your car’s tires rely on the sidewalls to help keep everything going, too. If the sidewalls look rough, scuffed, or damaged, that can shorten the lifespan of your car’s tires. Look for things like blisters, bulges, or discoloration that can indicate that there might be thin spots in the tire and therefore weaknesses that can cause the tires to blow out.

Check the Tire Pressure

Finally, tire pressure is probably one of the key indicators of tire health. When your tires aren’t doing well, they have a difficult time holding the proper air pressure in them. If you’re not sure what the right tire pressure is for your car’s tires, there are a few different spots you can check. The easiest is the sticker you should see on the inside of the driver’s side door frame. You can also check in the owner’s manual. Adding air to your tires more often than usual is a big indicator that there’s a problem with the tires. 

No matter what issues you’re having with your tires, Auto Repair Technology in Brook Park, OH can help. Contact us today about your tire issues and we’ll help you to get safely back on the road again.