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Auto Repair Shop Reveals 5 Signs You Need New Tires September 13, 2017

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Auto Repair Shop Reveals 5 Signs You Need New Tires, Black River Falls, Wisconsin

Although our tires are the only aspect of our cars that have direct contact with the road, many of us neglect them unless we get a flat. Unfortunately, this is often because we’re unsure what to look for. To remedy this and help us understand what we should be vigilant about, Federation Cooperative compiles a list of telltale signs. Based in Humbird, WI, this comprehensive auto repair and maintenance shop has been in business for nearly 90 years!

According to Federation Cooperative, these are the clearest signs it’s time to replace your tires:

Shallow Tread

auto repairWorn down and shallow tire treads mean your car can't safely grip the road. Thankfully, testing tread is simple. Many tires have a wear bar indicator on them, but if yours don’t, use a penny. Hold it upside down with Lincoln’s head facing you, and insert it between the treads. If you can see all or most of his forehead, it’s time for a replacement.

Cracks

Aside from the tread, you should also look at the sidewall. If there are any noticeable cracks, then a leak may be developing. Take your car to the auto repair shop ASAP to have it examined.

Bulges

Once the exterior of your tire starts to break down, the surface weakens and forms a bulge or blister. This compromises the structural integrity of that area, making it prone to blowing out. If you see one forming, don’t wait for it to worsen.

Age

As tough as they are, tires have a limited lifespan. Even without any problems, once you hit five years with the same set, start having a professional mechanic inspect your tires. Once you reach 10 years, it’s best to invest in a replacement set regardless of the condition.

Excessive Vibrations

If you’ve driven the same car for a while, you’ll know what does and does not constitute as a normal amount of vibration. Anything out of the ordinary should be professionally examined. Too much is likely caused by a misalignment or imbalance of your tires, but there’s always a chance it’s due to something else.

For those in and around Humbird who need their tires replaced, head to Federation Cooperative. More than just an auto repair shop, they’re also a proud tire dealer for the best brands such as Goodyear® and Firestone®. If you’re unsure what’s best for your car, their experienced team is more than happy to help. To learn more about their auto services, visit their website or call them today at (715) 964-2411.

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