car repairs


Question by  jdevlin (74)

How can you tell if it is time to replace your tires?


Answer by  Allstar (2071)

Look at the tire tread. In the grooves, there are raised bumps that are raised slightly more than the bottoms of the grooves. These are called wear bars. If they are flat with the tops of the tread, you need new tires. Also, if the steel belts are exposed, or the rubber looks "cracked," it's time.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

Any tire showing uneven wear, bald spots, thin tread, or is older than 6 years (rubber begins to decompose after six years) needs to be replaced.


Answer by  drJ (841)

You can usually tell visually. If you place a penny upside down inside the tread, and you can see the top of Abe Lincoln's head, then the tread is too thin. Your car may also wobble while driving at low speeds if your tires have worn unevenly.


Answer by  kate74 (273)

When you get new tires, the tread should be about half of a nickel's diameter deep. When the tread gets worn down to about one fourth of a nickel's diameter, you should replace them.


Answer by  baba24 (270)

A good sign of worn out tires are just to look for the threads. When it's raining and your car peels off you know it's a good time for some more tires.

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