What connects the vehicle to the road is the condition and quality of tires Braking, steering, and accelerating are all related to proper maintenance of tires Taking your vehicle to experts for tire services will ensure you drive safely for many years The most common cause of tire failure is tire pressure It causes irregular wear which can result in the vehicle losing control and in worse cases an accident A tire gauge is used to check the tire pressure 50% of tire pressure can get lost without the tire appearing flat. The spare tire should be checked too.
Regular rotation of the tires extends their lifespan. It is recommended to get done after every 5,000 miles. The tires will wear out evenly by switching the tires depending on the positioning of the wheels The functions of the front tires are different from the rear tires This is because of the varying amounts of weight To reduce the tread wear and make the difference even, it is important to rotate them Moving the front wheel tires in an X-pattern is the most used method used when rotating tires Poor alignment will make the vehicle pull sideways and cause shaking of the steering wheel. Most of the time poor alignment results from the vehicle hitting a curb or a pothole It results in uneven wearing out of tires which can cause a blow out and reduced lifespan
It is important to have your thread inspected and measured. Wearing out of tires on certain spots results in the vehicle lacking the recommended grip which makes it unsafe to drive in adverse conditions Ask your service provider to check the threads during tire alignment and rotation Wearing out of the thread by 1/6 of an inch means that the tires need replacement.It is done by placing a penny on a tread groove to know if the tires are fit for driving On the other hand, tire balancing is done to make sure the wheels rotate in an even manner Failure of proper balancing of tires causes strain on the suspension system and shortens the lifespan of the the tires Tire balancing is done when there are improper vibrations and after remounting of wheels during servicing.
Proper care and maintenance of your car depends on where you take your car for servicing. Your vehicle specifications will determine when to buy new tires It is important to avoid combining non-radial and radial tires, if this cannot be avoided, don’t mix the two on the same axle It is recommended that you change all the tires at the same time but if you have to buy only two, they need to be fit on the rear end of the vehicle