Frequently Asked Questions

When you service at any Birchwood dealership we inspect your tires to ensure their safety but in between servicing it is important that you check your tires every month or before long road trips for wear or damage problems.

Here are several warning signs that indicate you need new tires:

  1. Tire tread depth is less than 1/16 of an inch, or 1.6 millimeters.
  2. Tire tread indicator is showing. Tire manufacturers build wear indicator bars into the tire tread itself that appear as flat rubber bars running perpendicular to the direction of the tread itself. If these indicators start to show the tread is low.
  3. Cracks in the sidewall or tread surface.
  4. Tire sidewall bulges or blisters. Bulges lead to blow outs, so get to your nearest Birchwood dealership right away.
  5. Excessive or abnormal vibration, especially on smooth roads. While it may not always be an issue with the tire, too much vibration is almost always a sign that something is wrong. Schedule an appointment right away.