What about the tires?
There are tires, and then there are more tires. Not all tires are built the same, and depending on where you live, you may need snow tires for winter months, or you may prefer all season tires for year-round use. Tires are manufactured specifically to vehicle function and size, as well as to handle different weather conditions.
How do I know when I need new tires?
Tread depth is the big issue here. While 2/32 inch is marginal on dry surfaces, it’s inadequate for wet roads. Tires also get damaged in car accidents, or a nail or other foreign object gets embedded in the treads. When replacing tires, mixing sizes and types of tires can affect vehicle handling or stability. Non-radials and radials shouldn’t be mixed, but if they have to, they shouldn’t be put on the same axle.
What are my options?
The vehicle can be taken to a tire store or auto repair shop. There are automotive websites that advertise replacement services and/or sell a wide variety of tires. Other sites offer free DIY information on how to change a tire.