European cars tend to have the perfect stance, and that’s in part due to having the right tires on the car. But how can you tell that it’s time for your European car to have new tires? Star Motors European has these tips for you that can help you to determine when it’s truly time for new tires.
There Is Significant Tread Wear
When you look at your tires, you should see evidence that there’s plenty of tread remaining. If what you’re seeing instead is worn down and is looking rather rough, you’re in need of new tires. Something else to pay attention to is whether the tread appears to be wearing evenly or not. If it’s wearing unevenly, you may have other issues, like the wheels being out of alignment.
You’re Feeling Vibrations as You Drive
Even if you’re not looking at your tires as regularly as you should, you have some other ways to recognize what’s happening. As you’re driving, pay attention to how the car feels. If you’re feeling vibrations that jostle you and that increase as you speed up, your tires are probably wearing unevenly.
The Car Pulls as You Drive
Another issue that you might notice if you need new tires is that the car pulls to one side or the other as you’re driving. Like with the vibrations, this issue is likely to get worse as you increase your speed a little bit. If you’re feeling this as you’re driving, it’s important to get your tires inspected soon. This situation can become more dangerous as your tires become more worn.
The Sidewalls of the Tires Don’t Look Okay
There’s more to your tires than the tread surface. That’s the part that literally meets the road, but the sidewalls can become damaged, too. If you’re noticing blisters or bulges, that’s a sign that something isn’t right in the side of the tire. This can quickly lead to a blowout, which is definitely something that you want to avoid experiencing if it is at all possible. Tires do become more brittle as they age, so it’s important to pay attention to all parts of the tire.
Feel lost when it comes to figuring out new tires? You don’t have to feel that way. Give us a call at Star Motors European in San Juan Capistrano, CA and we can help you to find the perfect tires for your European car.