How Do I Know if My Vehicle Needs New Tires?
This is a question that we get asked a lot at McKinney Buick GMC
. There are many ways to tell if you need new tires. Do your current tires have cracks and/or bulges on their sidewalls? Are you having to fill your tires with air frequently? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then chances are your car, truck or SUV will need a new set of tires. Here are some other "bad tire" symptoms to watch out for:
- Tires appear smooth or "bald"
- Visible tread wear indicator bars
- Cuts or gouges in tires
Another way to check the tread is through the classic "Penny Test." Take a penny and place it in the tire's tread with Abe's head pointing downward. If his head is visible, the tread is dangerously low. Also, if you experience steering wheel vibration and/or your vehicle pulls to one side while driving, you'll need to bring it in to our onsite service center in McKinney to get an alignment right away.