How Old Is Too Old When It Comes To Car Tires?
As a responsible driver, your safety (and the safety of the people who ride in your car) is paramount. In order to have a safe experience on the road (especially as snow and ice hit New Jersey this winter), it’s key that your tires are up to date. If you can’t remember the last time you had your tires replaced, come on down to Armstrong Tire- check out our large truck and passenger car tire inventory! We’ll make sure your car is ready for the cold months ahead. Watch out for these signs that your tires are due to be replaced.
– Time. If it’s been more than six years from the date your tires were manufactured, it’s time to have them replaced.
– Conditions of Use. Get real with yourself: have you driven a large number of miles on under inflated tires? Have you been known to hit the curb when parallel parking? Do you have a tendency to slam on the brakes in traffic? All of these things can cause tires to wear out more quickly than normal.
– Maintenance. If you get your tires rotated and your vehicle aligned regularly, it’s likely that your tires will last you much longer than if you did not do have these basic car maintenance tasks performed.
– Did you buy used? While all of these factors are important to consider when it’s time to replace your tires, there is no way for you to know how a previous owner treated their tires. If you bought used tired without inspecting them properly, they could be making your vehicle unsafe to drive.