Did you know that the quality of your car’s tyres can impact your car’s performance? It’s true. Think about it. The tyres are the only point of contact between the road and your car. Not only do they affect how smooth and quiet your ride is, they also influence your driving (how much control you have while driving & how quickly and easily you can make turns and stops). Car tyres are an important component when it comes to safety, but sadly, they are often overlooked. Most car owners just don’t pay as much attention to their car’s tyres as they do the engine.
Depending on the car’s and tyre’s brand, there will be an ideal tyre pressure recommendation. Adhering to the recommendation will provide you with better handling, fuel efficiency, comfort and safety. Failure to check the air pressure on your tyres regularly will lead to faster wear out, not to mention that you will be putting your safety at risk as well. If you’re not sure about the optimal pressure for your tyres, you can find the maximum inflation pressure information on the sidewall of the tyre. Remember that the maximum inflation pressure should never be exceeded. Ideally, it is recommended that you check the air pressure on your tyres every week, or if that’s not possible, at least every month.
To ensure that your tyres wear out evenly and last longer, it is recommended that you rotate your tyres every 10,000 km or every six months, whichever comes first. Rotating tyres basically involves swapping the front tyres with the back tyres. Rotating the tyres is especially important if you drive a vehicle such as a ute, where the weight distribution is unbalanced, resulting in uneven wear out of tyres.
If you have trouble steering your car or feel it pulling to one side of the road, it could be a sign that your wheels are not aligned. Unaligned wheels are a safety issue. Also, if your wheels are not aligned properly, it will lead to uneven wear and reduced fuel efficiency.
It is recommended that you check your tyre treads once a month, and also before and after long road journeys. Things to look out for are the tread wear patterns and stones or nails stuck in the tread that could damage the tyres. If the tread is too worn out, you won’t get good traction when braking, which could lead to accidents.
Getting the tyres balanced is as important as getting them aligned and rotating them regularly. Unbalanced tyres are a safety concern and also contribute to uneven wear out of the tyres.
Last but not the least, replace tyres that are too worn out. Don’t risk driving with tyres that are not roadworthy.
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