Month: September 2018

  • How do I care for my tires?

    Your tires are the only point of contact that your car has with the ground or the road. Make sure that they are always in good condition to ensure your safety. here are some tips to avoid tire problems.

    Inspect your tire

    Always spend some time inspecting your tires before you go for a ride. You may not always notice some damage and this can be dangerous. Have a professional inspect your tires once a year too.

    Respect the load capacity

    Make sure that you do not exceed the load capacity of your car since it is directly related to the load index of your car. Too much load can blow up your car and cause a major accident to you and the people around you.

    Check the air pressure

    Incorrect tire pressures can affect the car’s handling and braking. This can seriously compromise your safety, especially in wet conditions. Severely under-inflated tires can cause heat build-up. Check your tire pressure every month or before a long drive.

    regular professional check up

    Regular tire maintenance including rotation, alignment, and inspections can greatly help you save a lot of money since it can extend the life of your tire. This means you do not have to buy a tire too often. Under or over-inflated tires don’t last long since they don’t wear evenly. If the tires are consistently 20% under-inflated, they will last 20% less than they should. When it should last 60,000 miles would be worn out by 48,000 miles. Add to that, under or over-inflated tires can cause your car to burn more fuel.