Posted September 22, 2016
Tires can be a significant investment for your family vehicle, and it makes sense to get the most out of your investment. But when your vehicle’s tires are legally bald, continuing to drive on them isn’t getting the most of your money… it’s putting your family in danger!
Bald tires pose a number of problems for your vehicle. Too little grip and you can lose control of the car. Add in icy, snowy, or wet conditions, and you may have an extremely hard time steering, braking, or controlling your vehicle.
Even in dry conditions, bald tires are dangerous. When your tread is too low, you are at extreme risk for a flat tire or blowout on the road. Not only is a flat tire an inconvenience, blow outs can endanger your life, the lives of everyone in the car, and other people on the road.
The most common cause of a blow out is a worn out tire. You see the wear on the exterior of the tire, but just as dangerous is the wear on the inside. If you drive on an old, bald, or under-inflated tire, you put pressure on the side wall of the tires instead of the body with supportive tread. The result is thin, worn areas along the edge of the tire, both inside and out. When one spot goes out, it can result in a blow out of the entire side of your tire.
Don’t put your family and other people on the roads in Corpus Christi at risk… Driving on a bald tire isn’t economical, it’s dangerous!
Instead, maximize the life of your tires with routine maintenance and regular checks. Watch for bald spots, uneven wear, and bulges on your tire that can indicate serious wear. Stop by Dub’s Garage for a regular alignment inspection, at least once per year, to ensure your tires are aligned properly for even distributed wear. Ask our technicians to check your tire pressure, tread, and tire balance.
Our experienced tire and auto experts can help you know when it’s time to rotate your tires or perform routine tire maintenance. When it’s time to purchase new tires, we can help you find the best tire selection for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment by calling our shop at 361.444.1355.