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Properly Checking Your Tires

Regular tire inspections play a vital role in ensuring the safety and performance of your vehicle. By proactively monitoring your tires, you can detect potential issues early on and prevent accidents caused by tire failures. Here are some expert tips to guide you during tire inspections:


The tread depth of your tires directly affects traction and stability on the road. As you drive, the tread gradually wears down, diminishing its effectiveness. To assess tread depth, use a penny and insert it upside down into the tire's grooves. If the top of Lincoln's head is visible, it indicates that your tires are worn out and require replacement.


Thoroughly examine your tires for any signs of damage, such as cuts, punctures, or bulges. These issues weaken the tire's structure and increase the risk of a blowout while driving. If you notice any damage, it is advisable to have a professional inspect the tire to determine if replacement is necessary.

CHECK TIRE PRESSUREMaintaining proper tire pressure is crucial for optimal tire performance and fuel efficiency. Utilize a tire pressure gauge to measure the pressure of each tire, including the spare. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for the recommended pressure values and ensure that your tires are adequately inflated.


The sidewalls of your tires can provide valuable insights into their overall condition. Pay attention to any cracks, bulges, or other signs of wear on the sidewalls. If you observe any issues, it is recommended to have a professional inspect the tire to assess the need for replacement.


Uneven tire wear can be caused by various factors, including misaligned wheels, improper tire inflation, or worn suspension components. Thoroughly inspect your tires for indications of uneven wear, such as bald spots or wear on one side. If you identify any irregularities, consult a professional to examine your vehicle and address the underlying cause with necessary repairs.

If you require professional assistance with tire inspections, repairs, or replacements, please reach out to West Coast Tire & Service. Remember, your tires are the sole point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making it essential to maintain their optimal condition for maximum safety and performance.

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