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Why Tire Tread Loss Means More Than a Loss of Gripping Power

Last updated 5 years ago

Going too long without replacing your automobile’s tires presents a host of problems that go beyond a loss of traction. If you think that driving on your automobile’s tires for as long as possible is a great way to save money, you should consider some of the risks that come with doing so.

Worn Tires Could Damage Your Automobile

The worn tires on your automobile can do a number on your car, as your tires are more likely to blow out or fall apart during driving. If your tires suffer a loss of gripping power to the point of you losing control of your car, your automobile will be more likely to get into an accident. Having to repair automobile damages that resulted from worn-out tires is significantly more expensive than simply replacing your worn out tires when the tread gets too low.

Worn Tires Diminish Your Safety on the Road

Having a loss of gripping power in your automobile becomes more serious when weather conditions become wet or slippery. Pushing your tires to their limit may seem like a good idea if you’re trying to pinch pennies, but it’s important to realize that this puts you and your passengers at a serious risk. When you’re driving in foul weather, worn tires increase your chances of hydroplaning, increase your stopping distance, and make your automobile virtually incapable of driving safely in snow or rain.

Worn Tires Are a Safety Threat to Others

Keeping bad tires on your automobile puts other drivers at risk, too. If your car becomes difficult or impossible to control during intense traffic, on the highway, or during a heavy storm, you could end up causing an accident with a motorcycle, a pedestrian, or an automobile that could seriously hurt someone.

To see if it’s time to replace your automobile’s tires, come to Greulich’s Automotive Service & Collision. Visit our website to see what tire services we have to offer, and be sure to call us at (480) 389-2358 for more information.

 

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