Although modern tires are built incredibly tough, they can wear down over time. Regardless of whether you feel your tires are damaged or not, it’s important to get a professional to inspect them at regular intervals. A worn tire is a dangerous tire. An unbalanced tire wears down more quickly. And any tire wear or unbalancing can lead to a bumpy ride and unfavorable gas mileage.
PROFESSIONAL TIRE INSPECTION
To the untrained eye, a tire just looks like a tire. But to our trained and qualified team, we see every tiny imperfection that can lead to problems or headaches down the road.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR WHEN INSPECTING YOUR TIRES
Tire inspections should be performed once a month, or before going for a long drive or road trip. Here’s what we look for when inspecting your tires.
Tread Depth — We ensure your treads are deep enough by inspecting them all the way around each tire. Tread depth is one of the best indicators of a worn tire. If the treads are shallower than what is recommended, we’ll let you know. There are legal and safety limits to a tread’s depth or lack thereof, because a shallow tread’s ability to grip the road is severely impacted.
Side Wall — We then check the condition of the sidewalls of your tires. Blowouts are very common and can lead to dangerous high speed accidents. The sidewalls of a vehicle can become weak and brittle over time from wear and bumps against curbs.
Check for over or under inflation — Your tires should be inflated to the PSI recommended by the manufacturer. If it is over or under, we will ensure to get it right.