Did you remember to change the valves? – 7 tire tips

By David Barlow
Last Updated: September 14, 2021
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Tires that wear out unnecessarily quickly strain the wallet and can be dangerous, reminds tire manufacturer Michelin

Among the seven tips below is perhaps some new advice. Following the advice will be rewarding in the long run, for example, as the tire procurement interval increases.

The list of tips applies, whether you change your tires to new or old, promises the international tire giant Michelin.

1. Invest in quality

Tires are an infinitely important part of a car, they keep the car on the road. That’s why it’s worth investing a little more in quality tires – they last longer and are safer.

2. Maintain air pressure

Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Proper air pressure reduces tire wear. Too low air pressure also increases fuel consumption.

3. Check the steering angles

Check the depths of the tire grooves on the inner and outer surfaces of the tire. If either surface is worn more than the other, the steering angle adjustments are incorrect. Improperly installed steering angles wear the tire surface unevenly and unnecessarily quickly.

4. Recycle tires

Recycling tires simply means changing the position of your tires every 10,000 to 12,000 kilometers. This way all the tires wear more evenly. Don’t forget to balance when changing.

5. Think about your driving style

Your driving style affects the life of your tires. Drive smoothly, avoid acceleration and sharp turns. This will reduce the wear on your tires. High driving speed warms the tire, making it more sensitive and brittle.

6. Remember the valves

Whenever you change the tires, also replace the valves. The valves are subjected to high pressure, which causes them to wear out – over time, the valves start to leak. Do you use metal valves? Replace the valve needle and seal each time the tire is replaced. It pays off both financially and in terms of security.

7. Take care of the load

To avoid overloading the tire, check how much load it can withstand. You can find the maximum load on the side of the tire. Excessive load will cause the tire to overheat, which can cause damage. Also follow the vehicle manufacturer’s load capacity recommendations.

David Barlow

Automotive Experts at World Tire Review

Hi everyone, I’m David (Tireguy). I believe that finding tires can lead to a lot of confusion and frustration for almost every driver. That’s why I would like to bring my experiences and knowledges to develop World Tire Review blog, it will give people a deeper understanding of what choosing the right tire is really like!