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When Should You Replace Car Tires?

Tires require regular maintenance more than any other car component. Because they are the only part that touches the road, they need to be monitored for correct pressure, even wear, and tread depth. And eventually, there will come a day when you need to replace them.


Tire replacements can be costly, which is why drivers do everything they can to get as much wear out of their tires as possible. However, you should not cheap out on neglecting to replace your tires. Your safety ultimately comes first, and your tires need to be in good condition to do so. Read on to learn more about things to check to tell if you need new tires.

  • Tread Depth - The most important indicator that it is time to change your tires is low tread depth. The grooves on your tires dictate how well they are able to grip and hug the road. When they wear down significantly, it is easy for your tires to slip and slide. Therefore, you should change your tires when they approach 2/32 of an inch. You can also do the penny test to 
  • Age - Regardless of tread condition or pattern, experts recommend a maximum of 5-6 years on tires. This is due to the fact that the rubber on your tires can stiffen and break over time.
  • Signs of Damage -  As mentioned before, cracks, bulges, and other significant damages should signal you to replace your tires.

Waiting too long to replace your tires can lead to accidents, injuries, and other hazards. To avoid the costly mistake, please replace your tires on time. If you are unsure whether it is time to replace your vehicle’s tires, feel free to swing by Fuller Automotive for help.


Our shop carries a wide range of tires to fit every car, SUV, or truck’s needs. Please do not hesitate to give us a call or visit today.

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