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3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Tires April 27, 2016

Scottsdale, Chicago
3 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Tires, Chicago, Illinois

Now that winter is over, you don't have to worry about driving in the snow and ice any more; it’s a good time to take advantage of the better weather and check your tires. Driving on badly weathered or outdated tires is unsafe, and it's important to make sure you replace your tires as soon as they need it. You can trust Midas of Bratcher Enterprises in Illinois to make sure you get the right tires and vehicle maintenance to be ready to go for all those summer road trips.

How do you know if you need new tires? Here are three important signs you shouldn't ignore:

  • You Feel Vibrations While Driving: If your tires are unevenly worn, you may feel shaking or vibrations when you drive. Sometimes you may also hear or feel a thumping sound. Usually, this signals a problem with your tires, whether they're worn out or out of alignment. A pro can help you solve the issue.


  • Your Treads Are Worn: Your tires don't have to be completely bald to be unsafe. Use a penny to test your treads by putting Lincoln's head in the grooves. They should be deep enough to touch the top of his head; if not, your tires should be replaced.
  • You See Bubbles Or Cracks: Visible signs of wear on your tires include bubbles, bulging areas, or noticeable cracks. Your tires should be replaced before they blow out and leave you stranded.

For expert mechanical repairs to your car, head to Midas of Bratcher Enterprises at any of their Illinois locations. For more information, check out their website to find a location nearest you. If your tires are worn, make sure you call for an appointment today!

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