Whether you drive a Duramax, Powerstroke, or Cummins diesel truck, sooner or later you’re going to have to replace a tire or two. You know when the tread gets low it’s time for new rubber - but there are plenty of other things that warrant a replacement. Here’s what you need to know, from Autoworks in Ithaca, NY.
Your truck should only feel like it’s on a gravel road if you are on one. If you notice bumpy driving or vibration constantly, relative to your speed, no matter what condition the pavement is in, you probably have a bad tire. When belts break inside a tire or a bump develops, it isn’t always obvious to the eye. It is however obvious on the road, and pretty annoying at that. Luckily, a tire is all you need to get your truck back in shape.
Your truck should also only feel like you’re towing a trailer if you’re towing one. That unmistakable sway of an overloaded trailer on the highway is a feeling you might be familiar with. But, what if your truck does it regardless of its payload? It may be suspension issues, but there’s a good chance your tires are just getting old. Once their structural integrity has been compromised, you’ll notice the truck tends to drift around instead of staying firmly in place as it should.
If your tires are looking like they came out of the creek bed behind your grandma’s house, it might be time for a change. Cracking and dry rot can ruin a tire that still has plenty of tread left, causing it come apart. You may not even think the truck drives any worse than it should - but you’ll definitely notice the difference with a new set in place.
If you have any of these tire problems, we can help. If you aren’t sure if tires are the cause of your problem, we’ve got you covered there, too, let us take a look. Any of these conditions can cause a tire to come apart on the road, leaving you stranded; get them replaced sooner rather than later. No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got your back. For the best diesel service shop in Ithaca, NY, call or stop by Autoworks today.
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