Does Your Tire Need Repairs?
Unlike other parts and systems within your vehicle, the tires are something that you can easily check and see how they’re doing. By dedicating a few minutes to inspecting them, you’ll be able to quickly determine how they’re doing and if they need to be serviced. But some vehicle owners may not know how to do that, and that’s where we can help. Whether you don’t know anything or you want to learn some additional techniques, here’s what you can do to check the tires and what each scenario might mean for them:
Check For Damage: The first thing you need to do is check for any damage on the sidewalls and tread. The location of any damage will determine if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. The tread is the most durable part of the tire, so damage here may be able to be fixed. If found anywhere else, the tire will need to be replaced as the structural integrity isn’t strong enough to withstand additional stress after a repair.
The Penny Test: If you think the tread of your tire is low and worn, the best way to check is by using the penny test. Insert a penny headfirst into the tread of your tire. If you see the “God, We” in “ In God, We Trust,” that lets you know that the tread is fully worn, and you’ll need to have the tire replaced. Make sure to act quickly, as driving with a bald tire is extremely dangerous, especially when driving in slick conditions such as rain or snow.
Schedule an Appointment
Whether you need the tires rotated or fully replaced, let the Red’s Auto Repair team in Spring City, Pennsylvania, help you. Our ASE Certified technicians work with you to find the right tires for your needs, whether you need something for everyday use or you enjoy off-roading. We don’t just equip any tire to your vehicle. We make sure that your vehicle is using the right tires for its needs and performance demands. Schedule your tire service by calling our shop at (610) 948-0555 or by visiting us on 3633 Schuylkill Road. We’ll make sure you drive away with a set of tires you can trust.