Just like you get sore feet for walking a long distance, your vehicle tires take a massive beating from each drive. It is not that you are a bad driver, not often so, it is a fact that your tires get worn out.

You should not take it easy with your tires. Worn down tires can turn out to be catastrophic; you can completely lose control of your car. At worse, you will be stranded in the middle of nowhere and thousands of miles away from home.

That is why you need to know the early warning signs for new tires. At Crompton Brothers, we know every tire and problem like the palms of our hands. When you see these signs, immediately come for a new set. We stock them all; all brands and tires for every season and weather.

Sidewall cracking

In some instances, wear and tear does not show on the treads but rather on the side walls. It could be cracks or blisters. It is an obvious sign that your tires are leaking, and it is only a matter of time until they blow up. Replace them as soon as possible.

Wear down bar

A score of tire manufacturers want you to have it easy when telling whether you need to replace your tires or not. These tires come with a wear bar that will constantly remind you of where your tires stand in relation to replacement. As your treads wear out they will gradually expose the wear bar. When you have zero treads over the bar, you are in dire need of tires.

Bad vibrations

If you have been driving for quite some time, you already know about the good and bad vibrations. The good vibrations happen once in a while, but the bad ones keep on coming. A bad vibration is a sign of many things. It could be unbalanced tires. What you need for that is realignment and the problem is gone. It could be a symptom of a serious problem with the internal integration of your tire.

However, when you keep getting these bad vibrations even on smooth roads, there is a big probability your tires need replacement. Just come to us at Crompton brothers and we will get to the bottom of the matter. Whatever it is we will get you sorted and be back on the road as soon as possible.

Less than 1/6-inch of tread

At any given time you should not have treading below 1/6 of an inch. For those driving on slippery surfaces, you should have twice as much of treading on your tires. Another straightforward way to tell the size of tire tread is inserting a penny in between the treads, if it does not cover half or more of the portrait then you need new tires.


Beyond moving your vehicle from one place to another, your tires play many crucial roles. They help with handling, performance, braking and so much more. Do not let worn down tires take you down with them. Now you know the signs for when you need new tires. Stay proactive and safe on the road.

If you have questions or concerns about how your vehicle is driving on the road please call us

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