Tire Care and Safety: Replacing Old Tires

Replacing Old TiresReplacing old tires can be a huge hassle. If you’re dealing with uneven front or rear tire wear, here are some things to keep in mind:

Tire Care and Safety

As the only point of contact between the road and your car, tires have a big impact on a vehicle’s overall health, handling, and safety. They influence your turn control, ability to break, and even how smooth your ride is. It’s important to keep an eye on your tire pressure and tread and schedule regular rotations and alignments.


Read more: 3 simple things you can do to ensure your tires last as long as possible.


Replacement

It can be super frustrating when you don’t get as much out of our tires as you’d hoped but, when wear becomes especially advanced, your tires should be replaced.

We’re often asked: what if my tires are unevenly worn? Do I have to replace all of them? The short answer is yes. In many uneven wear circumstances, replacing all four tires at one time is the much better path in both the near- and long-term. Fitting two brand new tires with full tread depths could create an imbalance with the older set, causing dangerous traction or handling issues.

In some cases, two new tires can be fitted but this is highly dependent on the circumstance—in that case, you should seek out advice from a trained technician. heed the advice of your tire technician.


Read more: Common causes of uneven tire wear.


At V&F Auto

At V&F Auto, we offer:

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Our expert mechanics can help you choose the right tire type for your price point, driving habits, and most common driving conditions. Call us at (413)314-2280 to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online.


Pro tip: Rotating your tires gives your mechanic a good opportunity to inspect each one for damage, check their air pressure and tread depth, and have them rebalanced if you’re noticing any issues with vibration or underinflation. Learn more about tire rotation.


 

 

Written by Nicole Palange

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