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.