Did you decide to replace your old tires with used tires in an effort to save money? Does your vehicle now seem to have more problems than it did before, such as abnormal pulling that you hadn't noticed previously? Unless your vehicle was in an accident after replacing the tires, it is possible that the used ones you purchased are the root cause of the problems. The used tires may be in poor condition and need to be replaced with either used ones of a higher quality, or new tires altogether so you will know that they are in good shape. Learn more about damaged tires and when they should be replaced by reading the content below.
Several Bulging Areas
When tires are in good shape, you should not see any problems with the rubber on them. It is important for you to thoroughly inspect each of your tires to find out if there are any bulging areas present. It is actually a safety risk to drive a vehicle that has bulging tires because they can cause several problems, such as the inability to drive the vehicle in a straight and steady line. Bulging tires are also at risk of blowing out when least expected and possibly leading to you causing an accident. Bulging tires should be replaced as soon as possible, and you should try not to drive your vehicle until you are able to do so.
Uneven Tread Wear
What is the condition of the tread on your tires? Have you noticed that some of the tires have lost more tread than others? If so, you might be dealing with a wheel alignment problem that should be addressed as soon as possible. Even if you replace the tires with new ones, you might soon begin to notice problems due to the wheels placing more pressure on some of the tires than others. You might not only need to invest in a wheel alignment but also new tires if the tread loss is severe.
Cracks in the Tires
Cracks in the rubber of tires is a big sign that they are old and damaged beyond repair. The cracks may have developed due to the rubber being exposed to outside elements on a regular basis, such as high temperatures. Don't attempt patching up cracks with rubber products, as you likely need to replace the tires altogether in order to safely drive the vehicle.
Visit a tire shop today for more information.