Properly maintained tyres are very essential for driving safely; in fact, having good tyres is one of the most important things to be considered while driving.
Even though, today, there are many tyre brands which construct and design tyres to last for thousands of kilometers; lack of regular maintenance can reduce the tyres’ life.
Following some simple rules will ensure that your tyres have a long lifespan and you can enjoy driving without any worry.
- Tyre Wear – Check your tyres for wear at least once each month and before and after every long road trip. The tyres’ treads will help in determining the time for tyre adjustments or complete maintenance.
- Checking tyre pressure – With time and uneven roads, tyres automatically lose pressure while driving. Uneven inflation between the tyres will affect the driving quality of your vehicle. So, make sure you check the tyre pressure regularly. Also, it is best to check the tyres’ pressure when they are cool as warm tyres are more inflated.
- Smooth driving – Make sure your driving is smooth and even. Avoid side-slips or panic breaking as in long run. it shortens the tyres’ life.
- Changing tyre positions – Every 5, 000 to 10, 000 kilometers, exchange the position of tyres between the front and rear axles because the tyres tend to wear differently in different positions. Moreover, while exchanging tyres, make sure you check the tyre pressures.
- Rolling direction of tyres – While mounting the tyres, ensure that the tyres are mounted according their rolling direction marking, which is on the side of each tyre. Tyres mounted against their assigned directions won’t give the best performance while driving.
- Avoid speed driving – Driving at high speed generates excessive heat in tyres and increases their rate of wear along with reducing the tyres’ durability.
So be regular for your tyres’ maintenance, because only then they will boast of a long lifespan. Always remember that tyres are the only contact that your car has with the roads, so good tyre care is the key to safe and happy travel.