Pressure Checks are vital for the life and safety of your tires, but typically tends to get overlooked.
Keeping your tires road-worthy is an absolute must for to keep your car in a good standing over the long-term. Plus, it is also illegal and hugely dangerous to you and all the other drivers on the road if you’re driving without the properly-maintained tires.
Apart from just the general pressure of your tires, be on the lookout for subtle details such as splits on the tire sidewall, chunks of missing rubber gouged out, or if you’re really unfortunate, nails/other dangerous objects sticking out of the tread.
Checking your tire tread is crucial. Tire treads are vital in removing water between the tire and the road, thus keeping the car under control and preventing the risk of hydroplaning. This is why your tread depth is very important, if they are not deep enough, the tread will not work like its supposed to.
To measure and get the actual value of the depth, utilize the tread wear indicators built into the tread (if you’re unsure how they look like, they are bars placed at regular points across the tread).
The minimum tread depth varies from country to country, state to state, so your best bet would be to check with your state government’s transport department to ensure you’re within the legal driving limits.
Rotate Your tires.
Rotating your tires can have immense benefits to your car, including prolonging its lifespan. By moving the tires from one position to the next (swapping the front with the back and the back with the front etc), you’ll be evening out the wear and tear for all your tires.
This is because your front tires typically carry more of the car’s weight and tend to wear out twice as fast than your rear tires.
Rotating should be done approximately every 5000 miles / 8000 km.
But for now, simply understand that a constant change in rotation can have tremendous health benefits for your tires, and should be implemented consistently.
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