How to Know When Your Tires Are Going Bad

Tires are the only point of contact between your car and the road, so it's important to the safety of you and your family to make sure they are always in top condition. Even without the guidance of a tire expert, there are a few things to watch, listen, or check for that will provide clear signs that your tires should be replaced.

One of the easiest signs to notice is strange or excessive road noise. Worn tire treads will contact the road at varying and less optimal angles, which upsets the engineered vibration profile the tire was designed to maintain.

A second method requires checking the tire visually. Tires have small ribs known as wear markers placed throughout the tread of the tire. As the tire wears, these ribs come closer and closer to the outer surface of the tire. When these wear marks become readily visible, or worse, begin to contact the road, it is time for a change. If you notice an issue with either point, let the pros in our service center at BMW of Salem verify the condition of your tires so you can stay safe on the road.

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