Tyre maintenance can reduce the risk of damage to your tyres and increase their lifespan. There are various methods of care that you should adhere to in order to keep your tyres maintained. This includes checking your tyre pressure, ensuring that your tyres are balanced and your wheels are aligned correctly, replacing tyre valves and storing any tyres in a suitable environment.
The pressure in your tyres gradually reduces over time and also when the tyre becomes damaged. It is important that your tyres have sufficient pressure in them so that you can effectively control your vehicle. This also saves fuel and helps to reduce wear to the tyre and internal tyre damage. Overinflating your tyres can also lower their lifespan and effectiveness. You should regularly check your tyre pressure and ensure that your tyres are at the correct pressure. You can find this information in your vehicle's user manual.
When you replace a tyre or your balance weight is altered, you should have your wheels balanced. Balancing prevents vibration, protects the bearings, steering system and suspension and contributes to reducing the risk of wear to your tyres. If your wheels are not balanced, tyre tread can become worn and uneven, your vehicle may vibrate and parts of your vehicle may become worn.
If your tyres become worn or if your tyres have been hit by a solid object, you should have your tyres examined as your wheels may have become misaligned. Having the correct wheel alignment allows you to handle your vehicle effectively, save fuel and reduce wear on your tyres.
Tyre valves seal air into the tyre and prevent dirt and dust from entering the tyre. Tyre valves become worn over time. This can cause air to be lost from your tyres. You should replace your tyre valves when you buy new tyres. This will help to maintain tyre pressure and the airtight seal, and and it will increase the lifespan of your tyres.
If you are storing any tyres, they should not be near any flames, heat sources or objects that can cause electrical discharges or sparks. You should wear protective gloves when moving tyres, and you should not store tyres in stacks for an extended period of time. Stored tyres should also not be placed under the weight of other objects. The location where you store your tyres should be a dry, ventilated area with a regular temperature and protection from direct sunlight. Additionally, there should be no chemicals, solvents or pointed materials nearby.Share