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Signs That Your Vehicle Needs New Tires | Bakersfield Mitsubishi | Bakersfield, CA

Signs You Need New Tires - Bakersfield Mitsubishi - Bakersfield, CA
If you want the optimal traction and handling on drives, it’s imperative that you keep your tires in good shape. Pay attention to these indications, which can inform you when it’s time to replace the tires on your vehicle.
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Loss of air pressure


If your tire pressure monitor light keeps coming on, you might be in need of new tires. A consistent loss of air pressure could mean you have a small leak.
 

Worn out tread


A tire with low tread will not provide great traction on slippery roads. To check the tread depth on your tires, place a penny upside down in the tread. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible, it’s time to replace the tire.
 

Unevenly worn tread


If your wheels are misaligned or if your tires are not properly inflated, your tire tread may wear unevenly. Head into the service department for a tire inspection and potential replacement when this issue occurs.
 

Vibrations


Disconcerting vibrations or excessive noise when driving can mean a lot of problems, many of them related to tires. Your wheels might need to be aligned, or there may be tire damage. No matter the source of the issue, you should have a service technician check out your vehicle.
 

Cracks or bubbles


As tires age, the rubber might begin to crack. Similarly, a defective tire may develop a bubble on the treads or sides. Visually inspect the tires on your vehicle and look for cracks and bubbles regularly. Stop by the service department upon seeing any tire damage.  
 

Aged tires


If you don’t have the slightest idea when you last purchased new tires, now might be the time to change them. Even if you don’t notice any signs of wear and tear, it’s smart to go for a new set if you’ve had your current set between six and 10 years.

Our service technicians at Bakersfield Mitsubishi is here to assist you with your tire replacements. Visit our service department for any repairs or maintenance you may need.
 

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