Tires could be recognized as the unsung heroes of today’s vehicles. Although they are one of the more low-tech things about a car, they are some of the most important aspects. After all, where would we be without them? Maintaining our tires is a crucial step. If something even minor is wrong, it could put the safety of the vehicle in jeopardy.
Making sure that your tread is still looking good and that you have proper tire pressure are some of the simplest and yet most helpful things to do for your tires. It will increase the longevity of both your tires and your car.
To be safe,have your tires checked every time you go in for an oil change. The number one reason for breakdowns on the highway, according to multiple studies, is because of flat tires and blowouts. These are some of the more dangerous types of breakdowns, because they are unpredictable and difficult to control. In fact, twenty percent of all vehicles crashes on
highways are due to under inflated tires.
Improper tire pressure can decrease the ease of handling and increase the risk of an accident. Improperly balanced tires can cause the axles to wear down, strong vibrations may start up, and your overall safety while driving the car will be decreased.
Having proper tread ensures a far safer function on the road, increasing grip and traction and lessening the likelihood of slipping in the rain. It also makes sure that accelerating, decelerating, and braking are safe maneuvers to make, which they always should be.
Having a spare tire can be critical, so make sure that it is always aired up. If you have to use one, make sure that you get a regular tire put on as quickly as possible. Driving on a spare for elongated amounts of time can be dangerous for the axles, because of the lack of balance. Speaking of which, don’t ever drive with two spare tires on. Because spares are smaller, meant to fit more compactly during storage, they throw off the balance of the car. Driving with one for too long or with two for any amount of time can be bad for your car.
If you’re ever in doubt about your tires, go get them checked out by one of the professionals!