Tyre Care Tips For Safe Driving

Tyre maintenance is an essential aspect of regular car maintenance, wherein the tyres are checked and refilled, and sometimes even repair or replaced. The question here is, how well you maintain your car tyres?

Taking good care for your car tyres will be helpful to you in numerous ways. From increasing the lifespan of the vehicle to reduced fuel economy, good tyres will come a long way and it is essential to maintain. The simplest way to ensure good mileage and better performance is to give your tyre for regular inspections and check whether they have proper inflation, even tread wear and tyre pressure. If you’re concerned about your car tyres, take a look at our tyres ringwood care tips.

Check Proper Inflation Pressure In Your Tyres

Proper inflation pressure is essential for your tyres and it gives the best tyre performance, safety, and fuel economy. Also, it is important to maintain the recommended level and it can be found in your car manual. Maintaining this will help your tyres last longer and stay durable. The under and over inflation increases air loss and may cause an uncomfortable driving experience and result in unwanted vehicle vibration.

Avoid Spinning Your Tyres

If ever your vehicle is stuck in snow or wet sand, do not try to spin your tyres continuously. This would result in tyre over-heating and can even cause tyre blasts. Instead, you can try moving them in backward and forward motion to ease your vehicle. Also, you should never stand near or behind a tyre that is spinning at high speeds.

Inspect Your Tyres For Wear

Generally, accidents always happen due to skidding on worn-out or partially bald tyres. Also, excessively worn-out tyres will suffer deep punctures.

Tyre Pressure

The drop in the tyre pressure will decide the amount of grip that you will have on the road. Normally, the pressure drop or air loss happens when there is a scratch or hole in the tyre or inside the sealing. To avoid this, you can get the air pressure checked and refill from from a local car mechanic ringwood or any gas station.

If you’re looking for tyre repairs and replacements, give PMA Auto works a call on 03 8838 0594.

What Are The Procedures Involved In Tyre Care And Maintenance?

Tyres and wheels can affect your vehicle handling, braking, riding and safety on the road. For optimum performance of your vehicle, it is important to make sure that your tyres have appropriate pressure, balance, tread depth and properly aligned wheels. Checking your car tyres and wheels on a regular basis is crucial step in protecting your investment.

Procedures Involved In Tyre Care And Maintenance?

Tyre Pressure:

Tyre pressure has a great impact on the premature tyre failure. Without proper pressure, the tyres are subjected to extensive stress, uneven wear and loss of control that may lead to accidents. That’s why it is extremely crucial to keep your tyres properly inflated and check your tyre pressure on a regular basis.

Tyre Rotation:

Tyres run at different loads and execute different steering and braking functions, leading to uneven wear patterns and shortened lifespan. To gain maximum performance and ensure the longevity of your tyres, it is important to rotate your vehicle’s tyres every 5000 miles.

Tyre Balancing:

Tyres with uneven distribution of weight at the centre line can be fatal. This can be prevented by balancing your vehicle’s tyres. When tyres are balanced, it limits the vibration of the wheels and tyres while they are turning. You can call for tyre balancing while installing new tyres, noticing a vibration and repairing a flat tyre.

Wheel Alignment:

Every vehicle has particular wheel alignment settings. It is the dimension of position of the wheels compared to the -recommended specifications. Poor alignment of wheels can cause the steering wheel to vibrate and your vehicle to pull to one side. In addition, it also results in uneven tyre wear leading to poor vehicle handling and fuel efficiency.

Tyre Problems To Look For:

  • Over inflation that causes wear mostly in the centre of the tread.
  • Under inflation that causes wear mostly on the edges of the tread.
  • Wear on one edge of the tyre caused by poor wheel alignment
  • Erratic tyre tread wear
  • Elevated portion of the tread
  • Strange vibration or thumping noise
  • Vehicle pulling to one side

If you notice or experience any of the above mentioned signs and problems, bring your vehicle to PMA Auto Works for car service. We have a dedicated team of mechanic ringwood and panel beaters who undertake necessary steps to ensure the reliable performance of your vehicle. To schedule car repairs, ring us on 03 8838 0594.


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