Replacing Bald Tires: How long can I wait?
We often hear from our customers that they dread buying new tires. And, as a result, most people put off replacing worn tires—even totally bald tires—until it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, research has shown that more than 1 out of every 10 vehicles on the road has at least one bald tire.
What Is a Bald Tire?
Saying a tire is “bald” is just another way of saying it’s worn out. The groovy, textured part of a tire that contacts the road is called the tread; as you drive and the tread rubs against the road, it wears down over time. When a tire’s tread is completely worn down to the wear bars, you have a bald tire.
If your vehicle has bald tires, you need to replace them right away. Bald tires drastically increase your vehicle’s stopping distance, especially when roads are wet.
How do you tell if your tires are worn out?
To avoid being in an accident due to bald tires, you should have your technicians inspect your tires every oil change. It’s also important to check your tires regularly for irregular wear and other exterior damage such as cuts, cracks, or bulges. If you do discover damage or need your tires replaced, give us a call! All of our auto repair services are backed by an industry-leading 3 year / 36,000-mile warranty on parts and labor. Contact us at (413) 314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.