Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many years do tires last?
On average, a tire could last up to 4 years of driving. To calculate the tire’s age, you need to check its manufacturing year. On the side of the tire, look for the acronym DOT, which stands for Department of Transportation. Next to it are a couple of numbers: the tire’s size, a manufacturing identity code, and then the date. Be aware that it will be telling you the week and year (Week #/ Year) the tire was made. So if the number says 4512, then that tire would have been made on week 45 of 2012.
2. What are some signs of bad tires?
- Your car constantly shakes. This could be an alignment issue. But on other occasions, it could mean that the inside of the tire is eaten up. If so, you need new tires.
- You can see white streaks on your tread. These white streaks are your tire cords. They are your tire’s belt system, and provide stability for your tire. You wouldn't want to drive your tire in this condition, as it could easily cause a blowout. To avoid a blowout, you need new tires.
3. Will I need an alignment after replacing my tire(s)?
Yes, the sooner the better. The current alignment could start to wear out your new tires unevenly. So instead of having uneven tire wear, have your tires aligned with our service team.