How Often Should You Change Your Tires

If you typically drive between 12,000-15,000 miles per year, you should plan on changing your tires every 3-5 years or between 40,000-60,000 miles. Certain factors like your personal driving habits and local road conditions will play a major role in the overall lifespan of your tires and should also be taken into consideration.

At Faulkner Toyota Trevose, our mission is to prepare drivers throughout Trevose, Bensalem, and Philadelphia for the long road ahead. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of tire health, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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4 Signs You Need To Change Your Tires

In order to avoid an unexpected breakdown or accident, it’s recommended that you inspect the condition of your tires, including each tire’s PSI level, at least once a month. Driving with underinflated tires not only saps your fuel tank, it also puts extra burden on other areas, like your brakes, alignment, and engine.

Whenever you check your tire pressure, you should also visibly inspect each tire for any signs of wear or damage. A few of the most common signs indicating you need a tire change include:

  • Worn Treads. On a typical passenger vehicle, a healthy tread should measure above 4/32nd of an inch. An easy way to check is to insert a penny into the tread well. If Lincoln’s face is fully exposed, immediately change the tire.
  • Bulges and Blistering. When the tire’s sidewall weakens, odd bulges or spiderweb cracks may start to appear. You’ll want to have these inspected right away to avoid a potential blowout.
  • Brake Pedal Vibration. If your pedal shudders or bounces when attempting to slow or come to a full stop, it means your tires aren’t properly gripping the road and might need to be inflated or replaced.
  • Slow Leak. If while driving you notice your Tire Pressure Monitoring System light continually appearing, there’s a good chance that at least one tire has a small puncture or leak.

 

What’s the Purpose of Rotating Your Tires?

Your tires play a critical role in providing both the steering and braking power needed to safely operate your vehicle. Over time, the treads on your tires begin to wear down and lose grip.

If you’re like most American drivers, you probably own a vehicle with front-wheel drive. This setup tends to put more burden on your front tires causing them to wear down quicker than the rear.

By rotating your tires every 5,000-7,000 miles, it allows them to wear down evenly, resulting in less trips to the tire store to have them individually replaced.

 

Schedule a Tire Change Today!

The next time you need a partial or full tire replacement, the team at Faulkner Toyota Trevose is here to help. Committed to providing dependable and quick care for drivers throughout Trevose, Bensalem, and Philadelphia, they can help keep your vehicle safe and happy for many years to come.

To get started, stop in during service hours or schedule an online appointment today!