Caring for the tyres of your vehicle can be achieved in a variety of ways including occasionally checking the tyre air pressure. Regular maintenance of the car tyre is also important. The maintenance involves maintaining proper rotation, alignment, and even inspections. These forms of diligence to your tyres will help you even save money.
Caring for the tyres is also important because it will prolong their life of the tyres and this means you will not have the need to buy new ones every now and then. Basic inspections like checking your tyres’ air pressure to make sure that they are well inflated can make a significant difference in how long your tyres will last. Under-inflated or over-inflated tyres will not wear evenly and won’t last as long as you would expect. For example, a tyre that is consistently 30% underinflated can last 30% less. That means a tyre that is expected to last so much as to go for 80,000 km will have been worn out by the time it goes for 60,000 miles. Also, since the front and rear axles and right and left sides of your car wear down your tyres differently, rotating your tyres regularly between the different positions will ensure they wear evenly and therefore even last longer.
Caring for tyres is also important because it helps you save the money you would have used on fuel. This is because under-inflated tyres are one of the biggest causes of using too much fuel. Physics has shown that under-inflated tyres offer a much higher rolling resistance, which means it takes more effort from the engine to move your vehicle from one point to the other.
Caring for your tyre is also important because it ensures your own safety as well as that of the passengers in your vehicle. The tyres being the only point of contact that your vehicle has with the road demands that they need to be in good working condition at all times to ensure your safety.
How to care for your tyre
Respect the load capacity
This means that you do not exceed the load capacity relative to the tyre’s load index. Tyres loaded beyond their maximum loads can build up excessive heat that may result in sudden tyre destruction.
Use your spare tyre
In case of any damage to a tyre or wheel, replace it with your spare tyre and have your tyre checked by a professional technician.
Inspect the tyre occasionally
You may not always notice if one of your tyres has been damaged. Inspect your tyres regularly for wear and any damage to avoid any sudden problems. Also, have a professional inspect your tyres every year, and look for trusted tye dealers in your area – for example, in my area I have TyrePlus.
Check air pressure
Driving with faulty tyre pressures can affect a vehicle’s handling and braking, especially in wet conditions, and can seriously compromise your safety as well as that of your passengers. Driving on severely under-inflated tyres can cause build-up of heat and eventually a premature failure. Check your tyre pressure monthly and before every long trip.
Avoid driving at high speeds constantly
At greater speeds, tyres have a greater chance of being damaged by road hazards or heat build-up. High speeds can also contribute to a rapid air loss or even a sudden tyre explosion, which can cause the loss of control of the vehicle.
Tyres are therefore just as important as your engine and your fuel bank. For this reason, drivers should put equal consideration towards ensuring the wellness of their tyres because it translates to just about everything that your automobile is able to perform efficiently and effectively.