Are You Listening to Those Old Tires?
They may be telling you important things....
Can you honestly say that you know when the last time was your tires were inspected or replaced? The average number of miles a consumer drives in a year is 12,000 to 15,000, which only gives your tires three of four years before the tread wears out. Vehicles that are rarely driven can also run into issues with old tires. In this blog article, Anderson Behel warns drivers about old tires.
4 Things Your Old Tires Are Not Telling You
What secrets are your aging tires keeping from you? If they could talk, what would they say?
1. You don’t drive me, but I still need new tires
If you drive your vehicle often, you don’t have to worry about aging tires, but vehicles that aren’t used all the time can experience significant tires wear. Drivers don’t think the replace tires on low-mile vehicles, but they can actually be more dangerous.
2. I am a ticking time bomb
The rubber can crack and the tire can separate. If that happens, you may end up on the side of the road with a blowout or cause an accident. How old is your spare? When you replace your tires, you should be inspecting your spare as well and replacing it. If your spare is in poor shape, you don’t want to find that out when you are stuck on the side of the road or driving on the dangerous spare.
3. I am not longer providing traction
Old and worn tires will not provide you with the traction you need in inclement weather. When you lose traction, your stopping distant is greatly reduced.
4. My old owner neglected me
When you buy used tires, you don’t have any idea about the history of the tire. If the previous owner drove many miles, drove like a maniac, or neglected the tires, you can run into serious trouble in the future.
At Anderson Behel in Santa Clara, CA we are happy to provide our customers with safety advice whenever we can. With more certifications, I-CAR training, the newest state-of-the-art equipment and years of invaluable experience, Anderson Behel is one of the South Bay’s premier collision repairers.