Is my tire worn out?
We recommend replacing your tire if:
- The tread is worn beyond the recommended tread depth levels
1. Inspect your tire regularly and look for:
- Uneven tread wear
- Shallow tread
- Troublemakers (rocks, nails, etc.)
- Damaged areas
- Damaged valve caps
2. Pay attention to the “feel” of your tires as you drive.
- A rough ride may indicate tire damage or excessive wear.
- If you notice vibrations or other disturbances while driving, immediately reduce speed, drive with caution until you can safely pull off the road and stop, and inspect your tires.
- If a tire is damaged, deflate it and replace it with your spare. If you do not see any tire damage and cannot identify the source of the vibration, take the vehicle to a tire dealer for a thorough inspection.
3. See a professional
- If you see something you’re not sure about during your inspection, have it examined by your tire dealer.
To identify a specific problem.
Car Handling Problems | Michelin USA
Michelin's tire inspection tool can help you make sure you are noticing when your tires are giving you some grief. Keep your tires at peak performance levels.
Are My Tires Worn Out? Learn Here | Michelin
Not sure if your have worn tires? Learn how to inspect your tires for damage and determine if it is time to replace your tires.
Learn If You Have Tire Sidewall Damage | Michelin
Diagnose your tire sidewall damage with Michelin. Is there a bubble or indentation in your tire sidewall? Discover what the problem is - and how serious it is.
Tire Wear and Damage | Michelin USA
Understand the different types of tire wear and damage with help from Michelin. Learn how to identify and fix tire issues to keep you safe on the road.
Do You Have Under-Inflated Tires? | Michelin
Have you noticed uneven or excessive tire wear, excessive wear on both edges, or any other issues related to tire damage? You may have under-inflated tires. Learn more.
Do You Have Over-Inflated Tires? | Michelin
Have you noticed uneven or excessive tire wear, that your tires are soft, or any other issues related to tire damage? You may have over-inflated tires. Learn more.
Tire Vibration - Car Handling Problems | Michelin
Experiencing car handling problems? If your tires are vibrating, your car is pulling to the left or right, or there is overall poor handling, you should check out this page.
Learn Why Your Car Pulls to the Right or Left | Michelin
Is your car pulling to one side? Learn why this is happening here at Michelin as well as additional tire care and maintenance tips and driving advice.
Steering Problems - Tire Vibration | Michelin
Experiencing steering wheel problems? If your tires are vibrating, your car is pulling to the left or right, or there is overall poor handling, you should check out this page.
Tire Flat Spotting | Michelin
Notice your tire is flat-spotting? Diagnose your flat tire symptoms and get it back in healthy condition with Michelin's tire assessment.
Tire Inspector Tool | Michelin USA
Use Michelin's tire inspector tool to quickly and easily assess the condition of your tires. Get expert tips on identifying and fixing tire damage.
Why is My Car Vibrating? | Michelin
Why is my car vibrating? Why is my car pulling to one side? If you're experience handling issues with your car, it's important that you diagnose the problem immediately.
Tire Sidewall Damage | Michelin
If you car has experienced damage to its sidewall - or has a bubble or bulge in it - then it's important for you to take it to your nearest Michelin dealer immediately.