How To Inspect Your Tires?
Inspect the tread depth and check for cracked treads
As tires wear, the tread depth decreases. You can check the tire manufacturer's specifications for minimum tread depth, and a tire tread depth gauge is only a couple dollars.
You can also place a penny in the tire tread with Abraham Lincoln's head upside down. If you can see the top of Abe's head (his hairline), it's time to replace your tires. This is sometimes called the 2/32-inch rule. If your tire has tread wear indicators, check the little bar between the tread and see if it's flush with the tread; if it is, then it's time for a tire replacement.
Inspect the tread pattern
Inspect the contact surface of the tire, determining if the wear pattern is even. Tires that show uneven wear may help diagnose a maintenance or mechanical problem.
Inspect the sidewall
Over- and under-inflation can damage the sidewall in addition to abrasions while driving (contact with curbs, etc.).
Repeat these steps for all four tires
Why Tires Are So Important?
When purchasing a used vehicle, most people are concerned about finding a specific make or model, body style, performance package, amenities, or even color.
One thing buyers may not give much thought to is the vehicle’s tires. While the tires may not be among the first things on your mind when purchasing a vehicle, they probably should be.
While tires do tend to get overlooked, they are arguably the most important component on your vehicle. After all, tires are what allow you and your vehicle to roll down the road.
What Is My Recommended Tire Pressure?
We recommend using the tire pressure that the vehicle manufacturer requires. This information is normally written on the inside driver’s door jam. We suggest you do not deviate from this tire pressure. Pressure requirements may change with plus sized tires. You can use the tire pressure lookup tool to view the manufacturer–recommended inflation for standard–sized tires on your vehicle.
Why Did My Tires Wear So Quickly?
Premature tire wear may be caused by many factors other than tire rotation. Some examples are as follows:
worn vehicle parts
and a variety of other reasons...
Without physically inspecting the tires, it is difficult to make a determination as to why your tires wore prematurely. Please visit your nearest Tires Plus and have one of our trained professionals inspect your tires free of charge.