Enhance The Life Of Your Tyre
1. When to avoid speeding: Whenever the tyre pressure is not according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.
2. Avoid overloading: If at all you need to load your vehicle, adjust your tyre pressure according to the vehicle manufacturer‘s recommendations. Else, don't overload your car.
3. Control damage to the tyres: Approach and drive over an obstacle slowly. Check your tyres regularly for exterior damage such as cuts, cracks or bulges. Since wear and tear make it difficult for tyres to respond to the braking system especially during the rainy season or on a wet surface, tyres must be replaced much before its recommended.
4. Check your tyre pressure regularly: Tyre pressures are different for every vehicle and manufacturer, so refer to the owner’s manual to determine the right pressure, which is also mentioned on the fuel tank cover, the car door or glove compartment. Under or over-inflation adversely affects the grip. Not only will this cause excessive or uneven damage to the tyres, but will also affect the handling of the car. This can be particularly dangerous when cornering at high speeds. If the pressure is not adequate, the tyre temperature increases due to increased flexing, which can result in structural damage to the tyre and even tyre failure.
5. Get your tyres aligned and balanced regularly: It ensures vibration-free driving and reduces the wear and tear of the tyre and suspension. The point at which a tyre is replaced is a decision for which the owner of the tyre is responsible. The tyre owner should consider factors to include service conditions, maintenance history, storage conditions, visual inspections and dynamic performance. The consumer can also consult a tyre service professional with any questions about tyre service life.
6. All the tyres should be of the same pattern and manufacturer: It enhances the handling and braking performance in all driving conditions.
7. Even tyres have an expiry date: All tyres (including spare tyres) that were manufactured more than ten years ago should be replaced with new tyres, even if they appear to be usable from their appearance.
8. Visual inspection: It ensures that you spot the damages early or at least much before it becomes a major safety hazard. You should visually inspect the tyre tread and the sidewall all the way round the tyre. If you are concerned about anything ask a professional for help.
9. Do not purchase, sell or install used tyres: Don't do it if you are not sure about the history of the tyre. Always purchase tyres from an authorised dealer.