Are you due for a tire replacement?

July 17th, 2019 by

Are you due for a tire replacement? We know – those are probably the last two words you want to hear. Tires aren’t inexpensive and replacing one means you’ll have to invest a little bit of money into your ride. However, having reliable and safe tires is imperative for your drive time for your safety, performance, and efficiency. Toyota of Orlando is here with 4 surefire signs you’re due for a tire replacement – see what our Orlando auto service techs have to say about it.

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Do you REALLY need a tire replacement?

Sign #1: You’re losing tire pressure regularly. 

Do you find yourself having to add air to your tires on a constant basis because they’re losing pressure? This isn’t normal, just FYI. Your tires do lose a little pressure over time just because of wear and tear or when the weather fluctuates from hot to cold, but you shouldn’t have to regularly fill just one tire due to low pressure levels. If you find yourself in this situation, you’re likely due for a tire replacement.

Sign #2: There’s significant physical damage to the tire. 

Have you gotten into a collision, run into a curb, ran over something sharp, or otherwise seriously damaged your tire? Sometimes you can fix a flat by plugging a nail hole or slapping a patch on, but tears, large punctures, bubbles or blisters, or sidewall separation usually call for a replacement so you don’t have a blowout on your hands in the near future.

Sign #3: Your car is vibrating while in motion. 

Do you feel your vehicle vibrating when you hit the road? Vibrations can be caused by a number of issues, but tires are a top culprit to this drive time problem. If there’s something wrong with the tire then it throws the rest of them out of balance, and this can cause uncomfortable vibrations. Bring your car to our Orlando Toyota service center to have our techs check it out and see if a tire replacement will solve the issue.

Sign #4: The tread is too low. 

There’s no fixing low tread – you can’t patch it or plug it to make it grow back. Tread is essential for traction and when your tire’s tread gets too low, you lose control over your vehicle. The best way to check if the tread is too low is to do the penny test. Stick a penny into the tread with Abe Lincoln’s head down. If you can see the top of his head, your tread is way too low and it’s time for a tire replacement.

Bring your ride to Toyota of Orlando for any and all tire-related services

Luckily for you, our Toyota of Orlando service techs can help you quickly spot and take care of a tire replacement, AND we offer exceptional service specials and price matching on tires. Don’t wait – bring your car into our state-of-the-art service center today! We’re conveniently located just off I-4 near the Millenia Mall at 3575 Vineland Road.

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