One of the most important things you need to concern yourself with when looking after your car is the tires. If they aren’t road worthy that is when accidents happen and you are putting not only yourself but everyone else on the roads in danger.
Here are my top 3 tips for keeping your tires in great condition.
If tires are either under or over inflated this can make them more likely to be damaged and even end up in a blow out whilst driving. It also increases fuel consumption and wear and tear on the vehicle as a whole. Check the tire pressure at least once a month and again before long car journeys. The manual will give the optimum pressure for your vehicle and this can be done at most garages. Make sure the tires are cool for an accurate reading.
Driving at the high speeds, constantly stopping and starting and heavy breaking will put undue pressure on the tires. Try to drive within speed limits and be aware of your surroundings so that you can avoid pot holes and road damage. Slow down for speed bumps and avoid bumping up onto kerbs as this can cause tires to be knocked out of alignment.
Try not to overload the car with excess weight. This may be unavoidable when it comes to going on holiday etc but this can be rectified with a trailer or roof rack to evenly distribute the weight. The excess weight causes the tires to overhead and can again cause a blowout resulting in accidents. If you are on holiday check before you leave that you haven’t got additional weight on the return journey than you had going. With Elite Direct you can book your tyres with just a few clicks.
Replace your tires if there are signs of damage and check the alignment on a regular basis to make sure that they are wearing evenly.
This is a collaborative post with Elite Direct