It’s so easy to take your tires for granted and never give them much thought…right up to the point where you something goes wrong and you end up stranded. It only takes a couple of minutes, though, to keep track of their condition and spot any trouble signs. This is a quick breakdown on the best ways to inspect your tires:
*Get a close look at the sidewalls and examine them for bulges, cracking (some cracking due to age is normal), scrapes and gouges. The material of sidewalls is pretty tough and isn't really damaged much by curb scrapes, but use your gut feeling as to what could indicate more serious damage. You’ll know. Bulges in particular could mean that tire failure is imminent.