Article by jon
The general health of your tyre is indicative of whether or not they will need replacing. As tyres are an integral part of your car and safety, it is highly important they are working to the best standard possible. If you’re not sure what to check, here are several signs that your tyres might need replacing.
Tyre Tread Depth
The most obvious and clear sign your tyres need replacing would be tread depth. Legally, your tread depth should be 1.6mm, you can easily test this with a 20p. Brand new tyres are likely to come with much more tread than a used one, however, naturally over time, wear and tear will reduce this. It is important to regularly check the depth of your tyres and replace them once they’re wearing close.
As with most elements of a vehicle, old tyres can compromise your driving experience and more importantly, your safety. If your tread depth is fine, but your tyres are more than 10 years old from the manufacture date, we would definitely recommend a replacement. This might also be dictated by the tyre manufacturer mileage recommendations.
Visible Cracks, Bulging & Blisters
Any clear and obvious defects such as cracks, bulging or blisters are a very imminent sign that your tyres will need replacing. Bulging and splits can be a sign of an internal issue and will need addressing as soon as possible. Any of these could be early warning signs and could result in a blowout which can be particularly scary if you’re travelling on a busy or high speed road.
Noises From Your Tyres
If you’re hearing peculiar noises from your tyres, although it could be nothing, it is important to get it checked by a specialist to confirm if there are any issues.
Book Your Tyre Check Today
Whether you’re after a simple inspection or a replacement, at Dell Motor Services, we are tyre specialists and we’re always happy to help. We can book you in at a time convenient for you and provide several recommendations, suitable for your car, needs and budget. To find out our next available slot, contact us on 01296 429 123 or use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.