Most people are unaware of when you should go and get new tyres for your car. The fact is that most will wait until one of two situations arises: the tyre goes flat, or they are losing traction during rainstorms or hot weather.

The truth is that if you are facing either one of these conditions, you have waited too long. Your tyres need to be replaced long before one of these conditions arises, but knowing when to get your tyres replaced can be a challenge. Here are some tips to help you to know when it is time to visit your tyre dealer.

The Age

You may not have known this, but there is an expiration date on your tyres. If you look on the side of the tyre, it will give you a stamped number of when the tyre was created. A good rule of thumb is that no tyres should be on your vehicle 10 years after it was manufactured. In fact, if you buy a tyre that is a six-year, 60,000-mile tyre, for example, you should expect that six years after that date that the tyre is going to lose its integrity. Rubber wears and degrades due to environmental conditions, so waiting much longer past the expected expiration date is not a good idea.

Examine the Tyre Tread Indicator.

You are likely to find that your tyres have tread wear indicators embedded inside the rubber near the outer edge of the tyre. When the trade is worn down too much, the indicator becomes visible. This causes the tyre to make an annoying noise when you are driving down the road. This is supposed to give you a warning that it is necessary to replace your tyre. Do not ignore the warning! Go out and get your tyre replaced immediately.

When Tread Aware Is Uneven?

Depending upon the alignment of your tyres, your shocks, and where you drive or park your car, you may find that there is a great degree of unevenness in the tread of your tyre. This can also happen when you do not have the proper amount of inflation in your tyre. One of the first indicators that there is an issue with uneven tyre tread is how the car handles it. You may find that there is more vibration than you are accustomed to, which is usually a clear indicator of problems with uneven tread wear.

You Can See the Damage.

One last thing to pay attention to is to make a simple inspection of your tyre. If you spend five minutes looking over each tyre on your car once a week, you can notice if you see any issues. This may include damage to the tyre’s sidewall; you may notice a puncture or crack or some other type of irregularity. Let your eyes be a good indicator.

If you notice any of these issues, it is likely time to get new tyres. Do not wait, however. Your safety is at stake.