Signs You Need New Tires

Your tires are one of the most important components of your vehicle. They provide traction, stability, and support for your vehicle on the road. As such, it's essential to ensure that they are in good condition and to replace them when necessary. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the most common signs that indicate you need new tires.

Tread Wear

The most obvious sign that you need new tires is that the tread is worn down. You can measure the tread depth by using a tire gauge or by doing the penny test. The penny test involves placing a penny into the tread groove with Lincoln's head facing down. If you can see the top of Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.

Cracks or Bulges

Check your tires for cracks or bulges. These can be signs of tire damage, and they can lead to blowouts or punctures. If you notice any cracks or bulges, it's time to replace your tires.


If you detect a vibration while driving, it could be a sign that your tires are out of balance or have developed flat spots. In either case, it's a good thought to have your tires checked and possibly replaced.


Even if your tires look fine, they may need to be replaced due to age. Tires typically last around six years, after which they can become brittle and more susceptible to blowouts. If your tires are six or more years old, it's a good idea to have them checked by a professional.

Low Pressure

If your tire pressure is consistently low, it could be a sign of a slow leak or a puncture. In either case, it's important to have your tires checked and repaired or replaced as needed.


If you catch that your vehicle is hydroplaning or sliding on wet roads, it could be a sign that your tires are worn and need to be replaced. Newer tires have deeper tread grooves that provide better traction on wet roads.

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above, it's time to take your car to Morrison Tire Inc and have your tires checked by a professional technician. Don't wait until it's too late - replacing your tires could prevent accidents and keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

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