These days tyres have convenient tread wear indicator bars built into them. These bars are barely visible when the tyre is new but as they gradually wear down these bars begin to appear. The bars are flat and run perpendicular to the direction of the trend itself. If more than one or two are visible this means the tread is getting low and the tyre needs replacing. The tread bars will be particularly obvious when driving on wet tracks as they will leave obvious prints. However, it is better to change your tyres before you reach this point as it is dangerous to drive in the wet without proper tyre tread.
If you can see a bulge or a blister on your tyre that seems to extend outward from the rest of the surface, it could mean the outer surface of the tyre has begun to weaken. This weak spot can cause a sudden blowout, which is extremely dangerous when your vehicle is moving. Get into the habit of checking for weak spots on your tyres regularly.
Lots of vibration could mean that your tyres are misaligned or unbalanced. It could also mean that your shock absorbers are starting to go or there is an internal problem with one of your tyres. Even if your tyres are not the direct cause of the vibration, they could eventually damage the tyre.
If you notice a large amount of vibration, particularly when driving on well-paved roads, you should get your car checked out right away.
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