Driving on high functioning tires is vital to the safety of the car. If you drive on tires that need to be repaired, you could endanger yourself and everyone else around you, this is why it is so important to know how to properly care for your tires and how to know when they are bad. Here are some things you should be looking for.
Your tires can be damaged from a variety of things. For example, if you drive on tires with low pressure, you are sure to damage them. This is why you should be checking the pressure of your tires often to make sure that they are at the right PSI. There should be a PSI mark on your tire telling you how high to keep them. Keeping them too high or too low can damage the tires.
Another thing that damages tires is extreme weather conditions. If you live in a climate that gets lots of snow, cold and ice, then you should expect your tires to need to be replaced earlier than someone who lives in a mild climate.
Lastly, you should be inspecting your tires often to make sure that there are no nails or debris stuck in the tire. It is not unusual to get things in the tire while you are driving, even if you are very careful, simply because the roads are not always clean. So inspecting the tires is important.
2. Rotation and Maintenance to the Car
The tread on the tires is very important. You should be getting your tires rotated regularly. You should focus on the feel of the tires and if it feels like the car is pulling to one side or the other. Additionally, it may feel like that car is settling unlike before. This is probably because the tread is uneasy on the car. Additionally, you should be careful with the brakes and the rods around the tires. If you think that thee is some sort of problem, get the car into a mechanic right away. It will damage the tires and it will cause uneven wear.
3. Pay Attention to Time
As a general rule you should be changing your tires every 5 years, and waiting 10 years at the very most. Keep track of when you buy your tires and how many miles you have put on the car; this will be even more important than that amount of time you have had the tires.
By knowing these things you can protect your tires.