Top 3 Tips to Enjoy Top Performance of Your Tyres for a Long Time
It’s normal to forget that your car is in contact with the road only through your tyres. But this makes it important to maintain the quality and performance of tyres to ensure your safety as well as mobility. Here are a few suggestions to do that.
1. Contact Patch
The part of your tyre that’s in touch with the road is only as big as your hand. But it controls your comfort, safety and fuel economy. Not only it’s important that you choose the right tyres but also you should regularly maintain them to ensure their best performance. Your tyres:
- Are the only connection between your car and the road
- Carry the full weight of your vehicle, almost 50 times their own weight
- Respond to driving actions such as acceleration, steering and braking from the vehicle to the road surface
- Deal with every problem on the road
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2. Tyre Pressure
Right amount of tyre pressure minimises the risk of losing control of your car. It also safeguards your tyres from early wear and irreparable damage to the internal structure. There may be a drop in the tyre pressure due to small perforations, escape of air through the components of tyres or even from a reduction in ambient temperatures. Make sure you check your tyre pressure, including that in the spare, every month and before any long journey, especially when your tyres are cold (not run for at least 2 hours or run for less than 2 miles at low speed). If you haven’t checked them in such cold conditions, add 4-5 PSI (0.3 bar) to the suggested pressure. However, never deflate a hot tyre.
You should check the tyre pressure every month, because:
- Over or under inflation can lessen the life of your tyres, influence their performance and heighten the risk of damage
- Right amount of tyre pressure will save fuel
You can find the recommended tyre pressure:
- In the user manual of your car
- Or on a label on the door-to-door frame of your car
- Or on the inner side of the fuel flap
Balancing prevents early wear of your tyres and vibration. It also safeguards the suspension, bearings and steering system of your car. When a tyre is replaced, have your wheels balanced. A balance weight is moved or removed or you buy new tyres. You’ll understand that a wheel is out of balance when one part is lighter or heavier than the rest. This can happen because of:
- Rapid or uneven tread wear
- More stress on front-end parts
- Front-end parts to wear earlier
Take care of your tyres with the above tips and you can enjoy their top performance for a long time.