Signs You Need New Tires

Posted on January 5, 2018

tires in NashuaSince we use them just about every day and rely on them consistently, it can be easy to take your tires for granted. Compared to how visible and noticeable engine malfunctions are, assessing whether you need new tires or not is a bit more difficult since they are lower to the ground. Still, knowing the warning signs is useful. Keep your tires in Nashua fresh and avert disaster while looking out for these tire health indicators.



1.) Poor drivability

If you feel a shift in how your car feels when you drive, there could be several reasons why. Since it is hard to pinpoint a diagnosis, it doesn’t hurt to look at your tires. If they are flat, worn, or overinflated, they can make your car feel “off.” 


2.) Physical wear

You can only imagine how hard your tires have been working if they look unwell physically! If you notice the tires are looking very worn and shabby, it’s time to get more current, well-made models.


3.) Blowouts

An obvious sign, but important nonetheless. Once you blow your tire out, it is the point of no return. Call a towing company ASAP, and arrive to your next destination safely. Then give your friends at Gurney’s a call to get some new tires in Nashua!


4.) A failed tread test

Treads help maintain the tires’ traction on the road. It is wise to test them every so often, and luckily, it’s simple. Take a penny and stick it into a tread rib, ensuring the head points down into the tread. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, your treads are not deep enough anymore and you need to get them replaced.


5.) Manufacturing standards

Every car is different, and each comes with an owner’s manual chock full of useful information. Within it, there should be some guidelines as to when you should replace tires. If you have hit the mark, it’s time to invest in some new ones.



If these situations sound familiar, it’s time to purchase new tires. We at Gurney’s Automotive are happy to provide quality tires in Nashua, so give us a call at (603)-886-5800 and see what we can do for you!

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