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Phil's Service

503 S 2nd St
Killeen, TX 76541

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, tires are often the most overlooked parts. If your tires are not in good condition, your vehicle will not handle properly and the chances of an accident while driving will increase. Thus, it is crucial to keep up with the regular tire service.

So what are the signs of a bad tire? Here are several obvious signs you will notice:

  • Noisy Tires – Constant humming or thumping sounds that change with speed is sign damage due to lack of rotation, a failing suspension component, or locking brakes.
  • Wobbling – Wobbling is the most obvious sign of a bad tire, usually felt at only low speeds. You can feel the car bounce and possibly the steering wheel move. This is caused by a bubble in the tread which can happen when the internal belts separate allowing the pressurized air to press against the tread.
  • Tread Depth – Check the tread depth. If it has fallen below the safe mark, new tires are needed.
  • Poor Traction – If the tread is too low and there is no grip on the road, your car may start to slide with the smallest movement. In wet conditions, you may start to hydroplane, a situation where water causes the tire to lift off the road and lose all traction.
  • Defective Tire – A tire may vibrate constantly due to a defect that cannot be balanced.

If you notice any of the problems above while driving, immediately reduce your speed and drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road.

Remember that a tire repair will only last so long and then give out. If a tire is damaged, replace it with your spare and then get to your auto shop as soon as possible. Most of the problems listed above cannot be repaired and new tires will be required.

Concerned about what are the signs of a bad tire? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today to find out more about regular tire service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

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Wondering what are the signs of a bad tire? Keep up with regular tire service, including proper air pressure, tire rotations, wheel alignment, and tire balancing.

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, tires are often the most overlooked parts. If your tires are not in good condition, your vehicle will not handle properly and the chances of an accident while driving will increase. Thus, it is crucial to keep up with the regular tire service.

So what are the signs of a bad tire? Here are several obvious signs you will notice:

  • Noisy Tires – Constant humming or thumping sounds that change with speed is sign damage due to lack of rotation, a failing suspension component, or locking brakes.
  • Wobbling – Wobbling is the most obvious sign of a bad tire, usually felt at only low speeds. You can feel the car bounce and possibly the steering wheel move. This is caused by a bubble in the tread which can happen when the internal belts separate allowing the pressurized air to press against the tread.
  • Tread Depth – Check the tread depth. If it has fallen below the safe mark, new tires are needed.
  • Poor Traction – If the tread is too low and there is no grip on the road, your car may start to slide with the smallest movement. In wet conditions, you may start to hydroplane, a situation where water causes the tire to lift off the road and lose all traction.
  • Defective Tire – A tire may vibrate constantly due to a defect that cannot be balanced.

If you notice any of the problems above while driving, immediately reduce your speed and drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road.

Remember that a tire repair will only last so long and then give out. If a tire is damaged, replace it with your spare and then get to your auto shop as soon as possible. Most of the problems listed above cannot be repaired and new tires will be required.

Concerned about what are the signs of a bad tire? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today to find out more about regular tire service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

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