Everybody knows that tires have a limited lifespan, if you drive around 12,000 miles per year, you can expect your tires tread to wear out in approximately 4 years.
Tires are only going to be reliable for a certain amount of miles and even when you just have a brand new car or brand brand new tires installed, there is still a possibility to have a tire blow-out while you are driving to work or going to school to pick your children. It may be because you went over something sharp or any kind of obstacle that may cause you to need a tire change service!
If you are the do it yourself type of person, here are some of the tools that you will need to replace your tire:
- The spare tire that will be used as the replacement
- Lug wrench
How to find out why a tire is flat?
If you are getting ready to work on your flat tire, first we need to make sure you are parked on the side of the road or a location where is safe and you don’t represent a hazard to other drivers. Second, we need to locate the spot where the tire got damaged, look for a crack or punctuation somewhere in the tread area, you may still have a needle or other sharp object stuck in there. Finally, depending on the overall condition of the tire and the damaged area, you need to decide whether you are going to repair it or just replace it. If the tire has a punctured area that is larger than 1/4 inch it should be replaced.
Inspect the wear of your Tires
Next time you take your car for regular maintenance ask your mechanic if he or she thinks that your tires need replacement. If you don’t have a trusted mechanic or friend then use common sense and inspect your tires yourself, if you drive a lot of miles or you haven’t replaced your tires in a long time you will be able to notice signs of tread wear. Some tires have indicators that will show when the tire is worn and is time for a replacement. Alternatively, you can measure the depth of the tread. If it is 2/32 of an inch or less, the tire needs to be replaced.
Best places to buy new tires if you live in San Diego County
There are innumerable options where you can get brand new tires for your vehicle, whether you drive a luxury German car, a Tesla or a Japanese sedan, you will have options to choose from. I receive regular coupons on the mail every month with discounts for sets of 4 tires from my local Tire repair shop. Online stores also offer great discounts and the ability to buy tires using store credit. When you buy your replacement tires, it is very important to replace all four, or at least replace a pair, so that your car can ride smoothly and evenly. Here are some ideas for buying replacement tires:
- Your car dealership
Fast Tire Change service near you!
If you didn’t replace your tires when it was time and now you are in need of finding a tire replace service nearby or looking for a roadside assistance company that can come help you replace your flat tire, don’t worry, Mission Valley Towing providers fast and 5 star quality service to all our customers in San Diego. We can help you evaluate your tires and make the decision between repairing or replacing tires.
If you’re home but unprepared, or just not comfortable performing a tire repair or replace by the side of the road, Mission Valley Towing can be there quickly and perform a flat tire change service so you can be up and going right away, visit our website or dial our number directly 858-278-1247