Anything made out of rubber tends to wear and tear. Check the shoes you have worn for the most extended period and the state they are in now. You could also reminisce on some pair of shoes you had a year or two ago that had seen the good and the bad life had to offer. The sole was facing different directions, wasn’t it? I thought so too. The friction force is responsible for that. Similarly, car tires fall under this category, and with time they lose their strips and ability to grip. The points that follow show the signs that you require new pairs of tires.
There Will Be Cracked Sidewalls.
Be keen to notice your tire’s sidewalls. Once you see that there are any cracks whatsoever know that it is time to call your mechanic to do his thing. Even hairline cracks should be a point of concern. If you decide to let it slide, you will be in for a surprise when there is an apparent leak, collapsing of the sidewall, or the separation of the tread from the wheel. Imagine if you will have traveled, then this happens? You will regret not preventing all these damages earlier. They tend to come back twice or thrice stronger. Hence ignorance is bliss.
Repetitive Bad Vibrations.
Every time you switch on the engine and start driving, you will always hear some vibration from the engine. If you, however, notice that it increases over time, then know that something is amiss. This can be narrowed down to the causes that follow: a tire may have had internal damage; hence, it spins unusually. One or more wheels could be damaged or bent, wheel alignment could have been done inefficiently, and lastly, there could be numerous suspension issues. The only medicine to such mechanical problems would be to get your tires replaced by a professional. For the alignment issue, you would need to get the tires aligned in the right way.
The above points show that your car needs its tires replaced. Ensure that you replace your tires every ten years. Even though you rarely drive your car, do it to prevent a tire blowout. Do not assume that they are fit because the vehicle has been in your garage. Rubber can wear out even when it is stagnant. The curb appeal will be wanting, but you should not fall for it.