Bald tires, also known as worn-out tires, are dangerous to drive on due to several reasons. Supertech Auto is here to help ensure this doesn’t happen, providing North Shore tire service and inspections to help!
Why Bald Tires Are Dangerous to Drive On
4 reasons why bald tires are dangerous to drive on include…
- Reduced Traction: The primary function of tire treads is to provide traction between the road surface and the tires. As tires wear out, the depth of the tread decreases, leading to reduced grip on the road. This reduction in traction can significantly affect your ability to accelerate, brake, and steer, particularly on wet or slippery surfaces. Bald tires are much more prone to skidding and hydroplaning, increasing the risk of accidents.
- Increased Stopping Distance: Tread patterns are designed to disperse water, snow, and other debris from beneath the tire, allowing for better contact with the road. Bald tires lack these grooves, resulting in poor water evacuation and reduced grip. As a result, the stopping distance increases, especially in wet conditions. In an emergency situation, the ability to stop quickly can be compromised, leading to accidents.
- Poor Handling: Bald tires can negatively impact the vehicle’s handling characteristics. When tires have sufficient tread depth, they provide stability and responsiveness during cornering and maneuvering. Worn-out tires, on the other hand, have less grip and are more likely to lose traction during turns, increasing the chances of skidding or sliding out of control.
- Increased Risk of Blowouts: As tires wear down, the chances of a tire blowout or sudden failure increase. The tread is responsible for dissipating heat generated during driving, and when the tread is worn, it fails to do so effectively. Heat buildup can cause the tire to weaken and potentially lead to a blowout, which can be hazardous, especially at high speeds.
To ensure your safety and the safety of others on the road, it is crucial to regularly inspect your tires – which we can help with!
North Shore Tire Service
As discussed on our on tire repairs page…
Your tires are probably one of the most neglected things on your car, yet they are one of the most important components on your vehicle that when they fail, you and your passengers’ safety is at risk. Keeping your tires balanced, rotated, and aligned should be at the top of your priority when maintaining your vehicle. Our technicians can inspect your tires and take care of the service needed on them.
- Tire Rotation
- Tire Balancing
- Wheel Alignment