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Impact of Old Tires on Vehicle Performance & Safety

Toyota Service Centers. Slip n' slides aren't for cars. How to know when it's time to replace your tires.Toyota Service Centers. Slip n' slides aren't for cars. How to know when it's time to replace your tires.

Tires giving you trouble? Whether stopping, steering or even fuel efficiency; bald, old, and worn-out tires can have a much bigger impact on your vehicle and your safety than you may think! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) poor tire condition contributed to over 600 fatalities in 2021. Dangerous driving conditions from bad weather and driving on worn tires are two of the most common causes for vehicle collisions. These facts alone underscore the critical need for regular tire inspections and maintenance to ensure your vehicle's optimal performance and safety.

When it comes to driving, your tires are the only part of your vehicle that has constant and direct contact with the road. With this never-ending contact, your tires wear down over time, and the effects of old tires on car performance can be detrimental to your vehicle. Through tread wear, frequent air pressure issues, and changes in tire width and stability one can often determine if their aged tires are beginning to impact their driving.

How can old, worn, or bald tires affect driving?

  • Slow stops
  • Difficulty steering
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency

Make sure you're getting peak performance with healthy tires. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that properly maintained tires can improve fuel efficiency by up to 3.3%. Even if the tread appears to be in good shape, you should have them checked regularly in that over time the rubber will degrade and become prone to leaks, damage and more. Read here to find out how to keep you tire treads healthy.

Never let constant wear and tear from the road ahead stand between you and amazing adventures. Call and schedule service with your Toyota Service Center and take advantage of our current coupons.

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