How to tell if you need new tyres | RACQ

With our busy schedules, rarely does one take the time to thoroughly inspect their car’s tires to see if they need to be replaced. Of course, one of the benefits of going to a mechanic often is that they inform you of things like worn-out tires. However, it is also good to be proactive in watching out for any signs of wear and tear. Here are a few signs to know that your car tires need to be replaced.


Materials used to make car tires deteriorate and wear out with time. The reason tires wear out is due to being in contact with the road surface, which can have uneven pavement, sharp objects, cracks, etc. After about six years, exposure to harsh weather and road surfaces in general causes the tires to have cracks and some pieces to fall off. That is why you should replace the tires when they get old.

Worn Treads

This is one of the most common reasons drivers change their tires. And as cautioned by Bay Marine, if the treads get worn out, the wheels get slippery and can lead to accidents or car damage. That is why treads are considered an essential element of tires. If you are not sure what to look for, have a mechanic inspect the tires and inform you if you need to replace them.

Bulging Sidewalls

When your tires collide with uneven roads or heavy objects, they are likely to get sidewalls. Although new and quality sidewalls hardly get bulges when used on rough terrain, aging tires, on the other hand, get damaged easily. If you notice this, then replace them immediately.

Finding these signs can be tricky if you are a first-time car owner. That is why you should also consult a local mechanic when you start experiencing issues with your car. Also, when you notice any of these problems with your tires, have them replaced immediately to reduce the risk of an accident.