It’s a bitter truth that legs play a vital role in mankind. When it comes to vehicles, tyres also play a vital role, much like legs. The driver is the operator of the vehicle, so it is his responsibility to take care of the vehicle. Below, some tips are given that should be taken care of by the vehicle owner or driver.
- Check the tyre pressure regularly:
When a vehicle runs regularly, it’s obvious that you have to check the tyre pressure every 2–4 weeks. Driving with a low-pressure tyre is dangerous for the vehicle. Underinflated tyres are always dangerous because they affect the handling of your car, fuel economy, and may also lead to tyre damage. On the other hand, an overinflated tyre is also equally damaging to the vehicle. Over-inflated tyres lead to dangerous conditions and have higher chances of bursting.
Buy a digital tyre gauge to check your tyre health at home.
- Examine tyre baldness:
Tyre baldness is not beautiful, and there is a higher chance of hydroplaning with a worn tyre. It is difficult to brake your vehicle when your vehicle’s tyres have become bald. A tyre’s baldness has more chances of being punctured, leading to a blowout.
A tread depth gauge is the instrument that determines whether your vehicle tyres need to be changed or not. The tread depth of every tyre should be a minimum of 1.6 mm.
- Rotate tyres to prevent uneven wear.
By rotating the tyres of your vehicle, you will save money by prolonging the life of your tyres. Because of the rotating tyre, you ensure yourself a smoother and safer ride. You need to consult a good mechanic for tyre rotation or perform a rotation once every 10,000 km.
There are many reasons for uneven wear, such as improper inflation, suspension misalignment, or misaligned wheels. If you have not taken proper care of your unevenly worn tyre, then it affects the life and performance of the tyre as well as imperils the safety of the driver and passenger.
- Replace the tyre if you see cracks and blisters.
Like the skin of a human being, your tyre should be free of any cracks or blisters. If you see any cracks or blisters on the tire, it might be caused by improper driving, road hazards, improper inflation, overloading or abrasion from curbs. If the above problems are not controlled properly, it can lead to tyre failure or a blowout, so it’s highly recommended that you take care of your tyres regularly.
- Don’t overload your tyres.
Overloading your tyres can lead to a blowout. Take precautions with your vehicle that it should not be overloaded because of an unevenly distributed load. To determine the maximum load for your vehicle, check the vehicle owner’s manual or the load rating of your tyres. It’s also best to remove any unnecessary weight from the boot of the car.
- Listen to your tyres:
Do you get any sound from the tyres? If you get any type of sound, you have to look at the tyre’s health properly. The symptoms may include worn-out wheel bearings, misaligned wheels, or bent tyre rims. Analyze the problems properly and find a solution so that it will not affect your vehicle’s age. Don’t wait until the problems worsen.