The extent of tire damage will determine the kind of service you need. A small piercing from a nail, may cause slow leakage and can be repaired and re-inflated fairly-easy.
Other damage like a worn tread may require immediate replacement. Unequal wear may require a simple tire rotation. Here are some things to look out for when checking your tires:
- Too little air pressure (constant leakage)
- Tires out of balance
- Wheel alignment problems
- Split or protruding treads
- Objects such as glass, nails or screws embedded in the tire
- Tread is tearing away from the rest of the tire