When is the Right Time to Replace Lawn Mower TiresMaddy Scheinost
When Is the Right Time to Replace Your Lawn Mower Tires?
The reality is, there’s no one answer to the question. How long your mower tires last, and when you need to replace them, depends on how you use your lawn mower, how often you use it, and how you store it. The easy, non-specific answer to that question is…it’s time for replacement lawn mower tires when mowing your lawn has you slipping and sliding, and leaves your yard with clumps, ruts and an unkempt look. The tire experts at Treadworld are here to help you identify some common issues that signal trouble ahead.
Your Lawn Mower Tires Show Signs of Dry Rot
Most people think dry rot, or fungal decay, only happens to wood, but tires for lawn mowers can get it too. For that reason, it’s a good idea to carefully check your lawn mower tires before the start of each new season. Dry rot can be caused by exposure to heat and ultraviolet light, plus oxygen is a main factor in tire degradation. Dry rot puts your push mower tires, and your riding lawn mower tires, at risk of blowout or falling apart. No good. The main signs of dry rot are cracks on the sidewall. You can protect your lawn mower tires from dry rot by cleaning them after use, avoiding letting them sit for long periods of time, and maintaining optimal air pressures.
Your Lawn Mower Wobbles
While a loose axle nut can cause your lawn mower to wobble, so can tires that are no longer perfectly round, that have developed a bulge in the sidewall or tread of the tire, or that have incorrect or mismatched tire pressure. Wobbly tires will leave their mark on your yard in the form of scuff marks and uneven cutting, while also making it more difficult for you to steer.
Your Lawn Mower Tires Seem to Lose Air Pressure A Lot
It’s natural for tires to lose some pressure over time due to simple science…you know, materials shrinking and expanding with fluctuating temperatures. But if your tires seem to be constantly losing air, you have a problem that will affect the quality of your “mow-manship”. It could be caused by rough lawn terrain, normal long-term wear and tear, exposure to the sun, a leaky valve stem or a hole or puncture in your tire, but the bottom line is that when that condition exists, it’s time install new lawn tires.
Worn or “Dead” Tread Is Causing Poor Traction
If you find yourself slipping on any kind of an incline, or even on a flat lawn, your tire treads may be “dead” or worn, or uneven from tire to tire—or the geography of your lawn may require a tire with a more aggressive tread than what you are using. Worn tire treads can be caused by many years of use, under-inflation, or mis-alignment. You especially don’t want to mow in wet conditions with lawn mower tires with worn out tread because the slipping and wheel-spinning can cause lawn damage that can’t be easily repaired.
We Have the Top Replacement Lawn Mower Tires You Want
Proven to be top lawn mower turf tires, RubberMaster LawnGuard Low Speed Tires are top quality mower tires specifically designed to cause minimal wheel slip and protect your turf, with rounded shoulders and a unique, gentle center tread design that won’t scar your lawn. At the other end of the lawn mower tire spectrum, RubberMaster Stud Low Speed Tires with an offset diamond stud tread pattern provide reliable traction in most any conditions, on any terrain. And that’s just the start of our wide selection of lawn & garden tires here at Treadworld.
We’re Treadworld, Home of the Best Specialty Tires Anywhere
You can count on us to provide you with the dependable, high performance RubberMaster Lawn Care Tires you want. Along with RubberMaster lawn mower turf tires and stud tread tires, we also provide many other lawn care tire styles to fit your needs. All of our tires offer the finest in top quality, long-lasting, never-let-you-down reliability, manufactured with strict tolerances from top rubber compounds, triple-tested for quality before being X-rayed to be sure they’re perfect, then covered by our Ultimate Advantage Lifetime Warranty. Don’t hesitate to contact our tire experts via live chat or email with any questions or for help finding the perfect lawn & garden tires, ATV tires, UTV tires, trailer tires and many more from our large selection.