The upkeep of a car can become expensive, however, looking after your car prolongs the parts and helps these parts last longer. We’re looking specifically at how you can care for your tyres. And how you can keep your car tyres in good health, so that your vehicles are always safe and roadworthy. Here are our top 5 tips for tyre care.
Inspect your tyres frequently
Have a look at your tyres every couple of days. You’ll become familiar with them so are more likely to notice if something doesn’t look right. By looking at your tyres every couple of days you’ll also be able to check for immediate wear and tear. Which will allow you to replace worn tyres before you experience a flat or even worse, a blowout.
Keep them inflated
Check your user manual (or the side of your tyre) to see the level of inflation your tyres require. You should always check your tyre pressure when your tyres are cool, for example in the morning. Tyres that aren’t properly inflated wear quicker than those that are inflated properly. They also wear unevenly and therefore have a shorter life span.
Don’t over-inflate your tyres either as this will cause the centre of the tyre to carry most of the car’s weight causing uneven tread wear.
Rotate your tyres for perfect tyre care
If your car is a front-wheel drive, this is especially important as the front wheels are paramount for driving, steering and braking forces. While back wheels are only used for braking forces. Subsequently, the front tyres wear faster.
Have your tyres rotated as per your owner’s manual. If you’re looking for a mechanic to do this, Elite Tyres have great tyres and tyre fitting services in Loughton, find your nearest location now.
Keep to speed limits
Driving at high speeds on public roads is very dangerous for a number of reasons. Firstly, tyres are more likely to be damaged by road hazards or a heat build-up if you’re driving at high speeds. In addition, high speeds can cause tyres to experience rapid air loss or even sudden blowout.
Check your alignment
If you do happen to notice uneven tyre wear then check with your mechanic or service department to see if your wheels require realigned. Often wheels can be knocked out of alignment from driving on poorly maintained roads or over potholes. It causes cars to pull to one side or even feel less planted on the road which leads to much faster and uneven tyre wear.
Have you got any tyre care tips? I’d love to hear them in the comments section below.