Tips to Tell When Tires Need Replacing

Car tires work hard for you, which is why you need to regularly check them for signs of wear and tear. They don't last forever, and you need to know the signs that it's time for some new wheels.

Tread is a good indication of tires that need to be retired. Take a penny and slip it into the tire groove. Make sure Lincoln's head is facing down. Can you see the top of Lincoln's head peeking out of the groove? If yes, it's time for new tires. Another thing to look for is the cross-tire pattern that shows worn down treads. How about tire pressure? If yours are deflating too often, they're not getting the best contact with the road. That's unsafe and a sign you might need more tires.

Stop by BMW of Honolulu at our Kapiolani Blvd location, and we'll thoroughly inspect the tires for you.