Top 5 Warning Signs Your Vehicle Needs New Tires

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How to Tell If Your Car Needs New Tires

Maintaining the health of your vehicle’s tires is an important part of ensuring your vehicle delivers optimum performance on the road. While there are many auto services you must perform to keep your vehicle running smoothly, having safe tires to drive on is also extremely crucial. Over time, your car tires begin to wear off and need to be replaced, but how do you know when to buy new tires? To help you, the experts at Terra Nova Motors have outlined below the top signs to look out for to learn if and when you need to buy new tires for your vehicles. Take a look! 

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5 Signs You Need New Tires

To keep driving your vehicle safely and enjoy optimum performance for longer, you need tires that are in good condition. If you notice any of the following five signs, you should schedule a service appointment with our experienced technicians to get your tires inspected or replaced, as driving with these failing tire conditions may be unsafe for you and others on the road. 

  • Bulges on tires: Bulges on a tire are a sign that it can no longer provide you with the safety you need on the road. A bulge is a weak spot and can cause an unexpected and severe blowout while driving.
  • Cracks on the sidewall: Having sidewall cracks on your tires can cause a blowout while travelling, especially at high speeds or on challenging roads. It’s necessary to pay attention to your tires to notice such cracks. 
  • Worn-off tire treads: If your tire tread depth is low or they have become smooth, you’ll need to schedule an appointment to buy new tires for your car, as this is a clear sign of tires wearing off and needing immediate replacement. 
  • Weird noise and/or tire vibrations: When you start to notice a cranking sound or a weird wobble than usual while driving, it’s your cue to get your tires inspected immediately because it may be the time to get a new set of tires. 
  • Constant deflation: If your tires keep losing air pressure, they may have multiple small leaks that can no longer be fixed. Hence, you need a tire replacement to continue driving your car smoothly. 

If you would like to learn more about any of these top five signs you need to buy new tires or other things to look out for when inspecting your current tires, please contact Terra Nova GMC Buick or visit our service department and one of our automotive experts will be happy to help answer any questions.