The condition and quality of tires is what connects the vehicle on the road Maintanance of the tires makes breaking, acceleration and steering possible Servicing of your vehicle by experts ensures your safety while driving. The most common cause of tire failure is tire pressure It can cause the vehicle to lose control and cause an accident because of irregular wearing out of the tires. You can check your tire pressure using a tire gauge. Tires can lose up to 50% of pressure without appearing flat Remember to check your spare tire too
Regular rotation of the tires extends their lifespan. This is best done after every 5,000 miles Switching the tires to different positions will ensure the tires wear out evenly. The functions of front and rear tires are not the same It is a result of the different force exerted on the vehicle Rotating the tires will even out the difference and reduce tread wear. Rotating tires is commonly done by moving the front wheel tires in an X-pattern Alignment is also done to ensure the vehicle does not pull sideways causing unnecessary shaking of the steering wheel Most of the time poor alignment results from the vehicle hitting a curb or a pothole It results in uneven wearing out of tires which can cause a blow out and reduced lifespan
Additionally, make it a habit to inspect and measure your thread Rapid wearing out of tires on certain spots is an indication that the vehicle does not have the required grip on the road and is unsafe in adverse conditions Checking for threads is done mostly during alignment and rotation. The tires have to be replaced when the thread gets worn out by 1/6 of an inchTo know if the tires have the correct amount of tread to drive, you can perform a test which involves placing a penny on a tread groove. Wheels are able to rotate evenly by performing tire balancing. Driving with tires that are not balanced causes excessive strain on the suspension system and reduces the lifespan of the tires. Tire balancing is done when there are improper vibrations and after remounting of wheels during servicing.
Proper care and maintenance of your car depends on where you take your car for servicing. You will get advice from experts on when to buy new tires depending on the type of vehicle. It is important to avoid combining non-radial and radial tires, if this cannot be avoided, don’t mix the two on the same axle It is recommended that you change all the tires at the same time but if you have to buy only two, they need to be fit on the rear end of the vehicle