Are you in need of new tires? Are you even sure when you need new tires? Let the experts at AAMCO help you out today.
Here are four warning signs you may need new tires:
1) Tread depth – If the tread of your tires falls below 1/16th of an inch in depth, you are in desperate need for new tires. If you are someone who regularly drives in poor weather, you should even consider new tires when you get to an 1/8th of an inch of tread.
Quick Tip: Use a Lincoln-head penny and put it head down into the tread. If part of Lincoln’s head is covered, you’re safe. Otherwise, they need to be changed immediately!
Quick Tip: Some newer tires have “warning” indicators for low tread. Markings will appear that look like flat rubber bars, which means the tread is getting low.
2) Cracks in the sidewall – Sometimes the tread will not be an obvious sign of the need for a replacement. Cracks in the sidewall can be extremely dangerous if not taken care of in an quick and efficient manner. Cracks in the sidewall can indicate a leak and they could be the cause of a future blowout.
3) Bulges and blisters – When the outer surface of a tire begins to weaken, a “bulge” or a “blister” will form which extends outward from the surface. This can cause a blowout if not handled properly.
4) Vibration – When you’re getting vibrations in your tires, it is usually a bad sign (despite what the Beach Boys say). You may need a tire alignment, new shock absorbers or just new tires.
At AAMCO you can shop with confidence for your new tires. When your car, van, or truck is ready for new tires you’ll find the top quality brands you are looking for at AAMCO. Quality name brand tires and great pricing are why people trust AAMCO for their automotive tire service needs.
Certified technicians, premium tire equipment and quality tires make AAMCO your total tire care center. When it comes to new tires, flat repair, tire rotation and even late model “tire pressure monitoring systems” (TPMS) AAMCO is truly your one stop Auto Repair experts.
AAMCO carries several brands of tires including: Bridgestone, Michelin, Firestone, Hankook, Continental Tire, BF Goodrich, Dunlop, Yokohama, General Tire, Uniroyal, and Firelli
Have our AAMCO center take a look at your tires today. To schedule your tire appointment at AAMCO in Merriam call us today at (913) 766-2350.