A vehicle’s tires are supposed to support the vehicle and its passengers’ weight, transmit traction and braking forces to road surfaces, absorb road shocks, and change and maintain the direction of travel. To do this properly, tires need to the right tread depth and air pressure.
When tires are damaged or begin to show signs of deterioration, they need to be replaced. Most drivers get at least a couple of years out of their tires, but there are instances where they need to be replaced sooner. Thousands of drivers are now learning they need tire replacements because of a Cooper Tire recall.