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Tire Health: Things to look for

Along with performing regular preventative maintenance for your tires, it is important to keep an eye for potential problems. The team at Ponder Auto Repair has a keen eye for detail and is here to help you understand tire health. Here are some things to pay close attention to: 

  • Uneven tread wear: If you notice a pattern of high and low wear, this is indicative of uneven tread wear, which is commonly caused by underinflation, misalignment, and improper balancing. 
  • Shallow tires: The tread in your tire should be 1/16 of an inch deep, and if it isn’t, your tire should probably be replaced, as shallow tires can lead to dangerous situations. 
  • Foreign objects: Pay close attention to any foreign objects lodged in your vehicles, such as small stones, glass, metal, or any other object. 
  • Damaged spots: If any spot is cracked, split, or punctured, it is a sign of a serious problem, and your tire is probably in need of attention. 

If you are experiencing any of these problems, it could spell trouble. Also, we recommend paying attention to how your tire feels while driving. If it is a rough ride, your tire isn’t probably in great shape. Schedule an appointment with the technicians at Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City, TN, and our technicians can examine your tire for any signs of disarray. Don’t hesitate to bring your car to us for auto repair and maintenance. We can’t wait to see you! 

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