MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) - As we head into the summer, more drivers are on the road and unfortunately for some, bad tires can cost some cold hard cash. Dobbs Tire and Auto Center manager John Frankewicz says people are letting worn tires go longer because of the economy and other issues. He also says it’s important to keep your cars maintained through the seasons.
"Tire prices are going up recently people are really trying to push the tires further and further not realizing they are already in bad shape.
When the summer months hit and there’s more debris and nails on the roads then it really impacts them hard." said Frankiewicz.
According to MoDOT road crews collect more than 80,000 tire parts on Missouri highways every year totaling 600 tons. Experts say it's best to pay close attention to your tires, because if you don't, it can cost you a lot more money down the line.
"People just aren't maintaining cars like they used to then when you do get minor issues even a pothole can really have adverse effects on tires." He said.