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Ways to Tell It's Time for New Tires

US News & World Report - Cars Logo By Cherise Threewitt of US News & World Report - Cars | Slide 1 of 6: Tires are a critical element of your car’s overall safety. They are the only parts of your car that actually make contact with the ground, and because of that, they are subject to a lot of abuse.At the very minimum, worn or damaged tires compromise your car’s ability to respond to your inputs. Handling, steering, and braking suffer as a result. The longer you drive on bad tires, the more risk there is of a separated tread or blowout, which will cause you to lose control of your car. It compromises not only your safety, but that of the drivers around you.The simple advice in the following slides will help you recognize when your tires should be replaced.

How Long Do Tires Last?

Tires are a critical element of your car’s overall safety. They are the only parts of your car that actually make contact with the ground, and because of that, they are subject to a lot of abuse.

At the very minimum, worn or damaged tires compromise your car’s ability to respond to your inputs. Handling, steering, and braking suffer as a result. The longer you drive on bad tires, the more risk there is of a separated tread or blowout, which will cause you to lose control of your car. It compromises not only your safety, but that of the drivers around you.

The simple advice in the following slides will help you recognize when your tires should be replaced.

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