If it's about time you start paying attention to your car's maintenance, then it's important to know that your car is nothing without its tires. Although you probably don't give much attention to your tires on a regular basis, you are forced to do so when you are suddenly driving a dragging car and a passing car hails you to inform you that you have a flat. Almost all drivers have faced such a situation at least once. This is why experts at Kelly Car have gathered the following tips as your mini guide to taking care of your tires:
Properly Inflate Your Tires
Accidents can occur if you don't inflate your tire on a regular basis. It is best to check the pressure and to keep it maintained. Over inflating the tire or under inflating it can be problematic. With handy tire gauges, you can easily check the pressure of your tire. It is recommended that you check the pressure in every two weeks’ time. You also need to make sure that the PSI is as per the make and model of your tires. For this, u can check your car manual.
Realign and Rotate Your Tires
It is recommended that you rotate your tires every 7,000 miles. This helps you balance out the wear between the front and rear wheels while preventing uneven deterioration. There is no fixed time for when your tires may lose their alignment.
Track Your Tires’ Tread
Keep a check on your car's tread. It should be at least 2/32 inches deep. An uneven tire tread can even cause a car crash. A good way to check the tread is to insert a coin in the tires’ groove. If the coin is inserted about half way, then your tread is fine. But if you can see the coin's circumference, it is advised to change your tire.
Replacing All the Tires
Many people replace only two tires at a time to save money. However, the consequences can result in an accident. Replacing only your front tires will trouble you during a sharp turn while replacing the rear ones only, will give you no traction in the snow or rain.
Driving Habits that Increase Tires" Lifespan
You can maintain your car's tires even by changing your driving tactics. Make sure you follow these simple tips to enhance the life of your tires.
- Avoid driving fast as it can wear out the tread rapidly
- Avoid sudden and rough turns and stops
- Avoid rubbing your tires against curbs in a parking lot
- Avoid overloading your car
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