It’s evident that all tires will tear, wear out, be damaged and finally, need replacing. Even a car expert cannot tell you exactly how long a tire lasts, as it is essential to base oneself on the specific situation of the tires to consider. In fact, numerous factors can affect the lifespan and mileage of a tire such as the kind of tire you own, road conditions, driving habits and more importantly, the way you take care of your tires.
Sadly, many drivers have never thought of their tires until they wear out and break suddenly on the road. It will be too late to lock the stable when the horse has already stolen.
Therefore, in order to avoid tire-related accidents, it’s absolutely vital to know the right time to replace your tires. Keep a close check on your tires regularly and when you see one of the following traces, you will know what to do.
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Tread wear bars
Tire wear patterns
Blister on the tire’s sidewall
A flat tire
Lacerations on the tire
Big sidewall or tread punctures
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As we mentioned in our previous articles of Tire safety tips series, it’s advisable to replace simultaneously all four tires. For the reason, it’s certain that you don’t want to leave your car with two new tires and the two old ones with mediocre traction.
It’s advisable to replace simultaneously all four tires
If you’re on a tight budget, replacing two is ok but it’s better to ask for advice from car mechanics.
Size, construction, speed ratings and other specs describe accurately the fundamental characteristics of your tire.
Don’t need to say any words if you decide to buy an all-new set of four tires. However, thoroughly find out your tires’ size, speed ratings and load-carrying capacity to ensure the new ones match the rest of tires in case you just replace one or two tires.
One more prior notice if you only buy two new tires is that you had better put them on the rear wheels for a better traction and stability as well when driving.
What’s more, it is compulsory to put the radials on the rear axle and never try to mix radials and non-radials (crossply tires) together.
Never try to mix radials and non-radials together
Lastly, remember to consult car experts or mechanics before replacing your tires.