Check your tread depth. The easiest way to know if it’s time to replace your vehicle’s tires is to have them inspected by a professional, but there are ways to check them yourself by using a tire tread gauge.
Safety standard guidelines in the United States dictate that a tire’s tread needs to be at least 2/32″ deep. If the tires do not meet the 2/32″ standard or are approaching that mark, you should replace your tires. Also, tires should not have sidewall damage or irregular wear. Irregular wear can be caused by improper alignment, overinflation, underinflation of tires, or a worn out suspension. Tires are an extremely important component of your vehicle, and it’s a good idea to visually inspect them to see how they’re holding up.