Do I Need New Tires?

Tires are one of the most important parts of your vehicle; they are your car's point of contact with the ground. Worn tires can cause a number of problems from loss of traction to misalignment. If you think you may need new tires near Auburn, go with your gut and find out what's wrong.

If you want some helpful tips on how to check for yourself if your tires are worn, keep reading and know you can always call our Service Center or even schedule online.

  • The Penny Test: An old-fashioned, but reliable, way to see if your tires are too worn. Insert President Lincoln head-down between one of the treads, if you can see his entire forehead, the treads are too worn and you need to replace your tires near Bangor.
  • Age: Regardless of wear, manufacturers tend to recommend replacing your tires after a certain time frame. Call us and we can look into the recommended replacement timeframe of both your vehicle and tire manufacturers; it's usually between six and ten years.
  • Check for Sidewall Cracks: As your tire ages, pressure can cause tracks and cuts in your sidewall. These are easy to spot, but unfortunately pose a big issue - your tire could lose air or even blow out - so bring it into Charlie's Subaru now for a replacement.
  • Excessive Vibrations: If you notice more vibrations on your drive than usual, it may be time to switch out your tires. Note that this could also be indicative of a more serious problem as well, so if you notice it bring it in immediately.
  • Identify Other Issues: By inspecting the wear on your tires, you can tell if you need to bring your tires in for service. If there is wear on the outside or inside, then your tires are under- or over-filled, respectively. If there is irregular wear, your alignment may be off, so bring it into our shop near South Portland.

We hope this list has been helpful, if you have any more questions, please reach out and contact our service professionals, we are happy to provide quality service in Maine.

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