Tips to Extend the Life of Car Tyres

by Jonathan Cogley

While in regular inspection of the car, did you find that your car tyres need many replacements and worried of it? Here are few tips that can extend your car tyres’ life and helps you when your car stops for much time.

Regular inspection
Regular inspection here means, whenever you are parking the car, you should make sure that your car tyres are in the safe place and are away from glass, nails and other sharp objects that can damage or blow out the car tyres. Make sure that the car is parked in a safe place.

Precautions when driving
While driving, you need to maintain some speed limits and drive in the area that doesn’t have much roughness, though the tyres are made to face the harsh roads. These precautions help you avoid the premature damage of the car tyres, prior to the manufacturing defects.

Alignment angles
If you doesn’t set the proper suspension alignment of your vehicle, this may lead to the tyre wear. Thus, it becomes difficult in maintaining a straight course and increases the fuel usage. So, in order to avoid these risks, you need to check the alignment for every 5 to 10 thousand miles, based on the condition of the roads and the driving habits. Improperly aligned wheels will not point in the desired direction and leads to the condition called scrubbing, causing the uneven and increased wear of the tyres. But, regular and consistent tyre rotation will help a lot to distribute any uneven tyre wear; and also in giving more time to correct the suspension problems.

Check for proper inflation of tyres
Improperly inflated tyres bring a lot of problems to cars such as – increasing the fuel consumption, increasing the wear of tyres and sometimes also leads to more dangerous situation, causing accidents etc. So, regularly check the pressure of your car tyres; and if they are under inflated, keep them pressured. Prior to that, you need to track what is the correct inflation pressure of your tyres; and based on that, you need to adjust the pressure of the tyres.

Inspecting the suspension
Every time you change the car’s oil, it is better to check the suspension for tolerance and wear. Some of the parts that are to be inspected are – struts and shocks; tie rod ends and sockets, ball joints, and other parts. If steering system has any deflections, you need to correct it as soon as possible, as it may affect the car tyres and control of the car.
Following these tips can extend the life of your car tyres.

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