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How to Know If You Need New Tires This Fall

How to Know If You Need New Tires This Fall | Repair One Auto in Spring, TX. Image of a penny being used to measure tire tread depth. Lincolns head is completely exposed indicating that this tire is no longer safe and needs to be replaced.At Repair One Auto in Spring, TX, we are often asked if it’s time for new tires or how to tell if new tires are necessary. If warning signs are there, new tires are likely required. And this time, fall is usually mentioned as an excellent time to check tires and buy new ones.

In this post, we’ve highlighted some signs that would tell you about needing new tires. You may need new tires if…

Your Tires Fail the Penny Test

Did you know you can easily test your tire tread depth with pocket change? You can. Grab a penny, and put it in the tire with Lincoln’s head facing down.

If Lincoln’s head disappears between the ribs, your tread is above 2/32”, which is a good thing. If you can spot the top of Lincoln’s head, your tires have failed this test. It means your tire tread isn’t sufficient, and you need new tires.

You Can See Cracks

This sign is straightforward: cracks mean you should get new tires. Factors like scraping against curbs and weathering can lead to cracks in your tires.

There is no patching, plugging, or repairing a tire with cracks…the tires are done. If you continue driving with cracked tires, it can lead to a blowout.

Your Tire Pressure Light Comes on a Lot

Most new vehicles will have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This system will alert you when your tires reach a certain point of underinflation.

But if your light turns on a lot or is illuminated when the actual tire pressure is fine, you may need new tires or another tire service. In all cases, it’s best to manually test your tire pressure anytime the TPMS light comes on.

Your Vehicle Shakes When You Drive

If your vehicle shakes when you drive at slow and fast speeds, it’s most likely a problem with your tires.

In many instances, the metal belts inside your tires will slip, which can cause vibration. The only way to remedy this problem is with new tires.

If your vehicle shakes at higher speeds, you may just need other tire services, like a wheel alignment or tire balancing.

In the end, it’s a good idea to have your vehicle and tires inspected as a part of your fall car care regimen.

Contact Repair One for New Tires & Other Tire Services in Spring, TX

Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually makes contact with the road. It’s imperative that your tires are always up to the task.

When it comes to keeping your tires in the best way possible, the experts at Repair One in Spring, TX can and will help. We are home to one of the area’s largest selections of new tires, including all-season and winter tires.

Contact us by calling (832) 422-3994 or completing this online form. If you’re in Spring/Klein area, don’t hesitate to stop by our shop at 8680 Louetta Rd., Spring, TX 77379.

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