Tire FAQ

How Do I Know If I Need New Tires?

Signs that your tires are wearing out or may need replacing include uneven wear, a decline in vehicle handling performance or ride, poor gas mileage, vibration, reduced brake responsiveness, tread that looks slick, and a tire that’s losing air faster than it should. Just stop by any Les Schwab for an honest opinion on the condition of your tires.

How Often Should I Replace My Tires?

It depends on many factors, including your driving style, the mileage rating for the tires, conditions on the roads you typically travel, weather, and more. Bring your vehicle in anytime for a free visual inspection on how your tires are doing.

What Are the Parts of a Tire?

Parts of a tire

Having a basic understanding of tire parts and how your tires are constructed can be useful when it comes time to buy tires. Here are the key components.

What Do the Numbers on the Sidewall Mean?


It’s a good idea to understand what the codes and numbers on the side of your tire mean. Learn more about reading your tire sidewall.