Tires are one of the most important components of your vehicles. They are also the only components of your vehicle that maintains contact with the road. The greatest favour you can do for your tires is to look after its care and maintenance, extending their lives, improving its efficiency, and better performance. Hence, causing a huge cut in expenses, and lowering the fuel consumption respectively.
So, here’s how you can do it all.
- Maintain proper inflation
This is the topmost favour you can do for your tires. Under-inflation causes a lack in the capacity of tire load and increases the rolling resistance, which in turn, leads to extra heat and mechanical damage. Whereas, on the other hand, over-inflation causes additional stiffness and irritating vibration, and believe us, you want neither of them.
- Check your tires whenever possible
Inspect your tires as often as possible, maybe once a month, or it is simply dependent upon how often and in what sort of environment your vehicle is put into action. Check out for cracks, bumps, or any kind of damage caused to your vehicle. Also inspect the suspension geometry and wheel alignment of your car as these are directly related to the integrity of your tires.
- Don’t spin the tires too much.
Who doesn’t love a proper burnout when stuck in the snow, sand or mud? In order for the better health of your tires, keep your racing ambitions at bay and consider using a forward-backward rocking motion to set your car free. You might want to take special care of summer tires in winters too, if this case occurs.
- Keep the tires clean
We are not stopping you from attaining your hobbies like going off-road, but we highly recommend you giving a good wash to your tires after you are done with it. This applies to all the drives who take the asphalt road every once in a while.
- Rotate tires
Rotating tires is as important as changing the oil of your vehicles. And it is highly recommended to rotate them in the intervals of 5,000 miles or 8,000 kilometers. For instance, in the case of front-wheel-drive cars, the front tires are responsible for braking, steering, and driving the vehicle. Hence, they are more prone to wear and tear as compared to the rear tires as they are only affected by the force of the brakes.