If you own a car, regular tyre maintenance is very important because it literally can be the difference between life and death.
If your tyres are checked regularly, you will be able to notice if your tyre thread is getting worn out, if there are cracks, holes, bulges, over or under inflation and many other things that can be wrong with your tyres, allowing you to replace them before something happens while you’re on the road.
If you don’t check your tyres regularly, you risk putting yourself and family members who ride with you in danger.
According to tyre experts, it is recommended that you check your tyres at least once a month. If you have been using the same tyres for a long period of time, you should check the tyres more than once a month.
If you don’t know how to check your tyres for wear, you should take it to professionals, who will examine all your tyres and make a recommendation depending on what they find. One of the best companies to call in this situation is TyrePlus.
TyrePlus professionals will check your tyres and let you know if any or all the tyres need to be changed. All you have to do is visit their website, find a fitting location close to you and take your car to the location to get your tyres fitted. They also provide wheel alignment checks to help prolong the life of your tyres. #WheelsOfTheRoad
For those that know their way around cars, when doing your regular tyre inspection, make sure you check the tyre pressure to make sure it is at the recommended level, which is noted in your owner’s manual and on the side of the driver’s door.
If the tyre pressure is low, you should add more air into the tyre until it reaches the recommended level, if the pressure is too high, release some of the air in the tyre until it reaches the recommended level.
Tyre experts also recommend that you have your tyres rotated to give your tyres longer thread life and also make the wear on the tyres uniform.
It is also advisable to use the same tyre brand on your car because driving a car using a mix of tyres can be very dangerous. You should follow the manufacturer’s suggestion in the manual or talk to a tyre specialist like the ones at TyrePlus.
If you are planning on taking a long trip and have followed the tyre maintenance recommendations, you should check out the TyrePlus infographic below to find out how different personality types get ready for their trips.