4 Tell-Tale Signs You Need New Tires for Your INFINITI

April 12th, 2022 by

​​Your car’s tires are so important because they affect how the car drives. If your tires are flat or have bad tread, then you can’t drive on them. Many people who would never consider skipping an oil change often overlook their tires. Tires, however, play a crucial role when it comes to how well your car functions. Traction, anti-lock brakes, and other systems in your car use your tires. A defect in your tires can cause those systems to malfunction, making it more difficult to control your car. If the weather turns nasty, if you hit a stretch of rocky road, or if you’re simply riding around on Sunday, you’ll appreciate that a fresh set of tires is crucial for things like traction, handling, and safety.

Seeing as we’re committed to keeping your car running safely and at its best, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article discussing how you can tell if your tires need to be changed. If this is something that you’re interested in learning more about, read on for four tell-tale signs that your INFINITI’s tires need to be changed.

Visible Wear and Tear

The most obvious sign that your tires are in bad shape is a visual inspection. Things to look for include cracks, cuts, scrapes, blisters, and bulges. These can lead to a blowout down the road.

Lack of Air

Consult your owner’s manual to determine the best tire pressure for your vehicle, and make sure you keep it at the pressure recommended by the manufacturer. If you notice that your tires are deflating, your tire pressure may be too low. The pressure in your tires can change depending on the weather conditions and how much driving you have done recently. Another cause may be an issue in one of your tires that is not being fixed.

Vibrations While Driving

If the road you’re driving on isn’t bumpy but you still feel the car vibrating, then it could be a number of issues, but one of them is a worn tire. Worn tires can cause a blowout if they’re bad enough and something more significant if they’re not so bad, so bringing your car in for maintenance is definitely a good idea.

The Penny Test

If you’ve never heard of the penny test, it’s a DIY way to check a tire’s treads. The gist is that if a penny sticks into the treads when the head side of the coin is facing up, your treads are worn and you need new tires because they will likely stop you from hydroplaning in rainy, snowy or icy conditions.


We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you determine whether or not your car’s tires need to be changed. If you notice any of the things that we’ve discussed above, we suggest that you bring your car in for maintenance as soon as possible.

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