How To Make Your Tyres Last Longer
Maintaining your vehicle's tyres not only impacts costs but also ensures safety. To extend the lifespan of your tyres and reduce long-term expenses, follow these comprehensive practices:
1. Tyre Pressure:
Proper tyre pressure is critical for even wear and fuel efficiency.
Low Pressure: Causes increased friction and heat build-up, resulting in accelerated wear on the outer edges of the tread.
High Pressure: Reduces the contact patch, leading to excessive wear at the centre and a higher risk of a blowout.
Regularly check tyre pressure using a reliable gauge and adhere to the recommended levels specified in your vehicle's manual or the doorjamb sticker. Utilize the TPMS as a supplemental guide but rely on manual checks for accuracy.
2. Driving Habits:
Aggressive driving accelerates tyre wear. Avoid sudden stops, abrupt turns, and rapid acceleration, as these actions stress the tyres and wear down the tread prematurely.
3. Wheel Balance:
Wheel balancing ensures even weight distribution. If you notice vibrations or a wobble, particularly at higher speeds, it signals the need for wheel rebalancing. Grangetown Tyres offers expert balancing services to prevent uneven wear and maintain tyre integrity.
4. Wheel Alignment:
Misaligned wheels lead to irregular tread wear and affect handling. Regular alignment checks and adjustments ensure optimal contact with the road, reducing wear and tear on tyres.
5. Road Conditions Impact:
Road conditions play a significant role in tyre wear. Avoid potholes and rough roads whenever possible, as these can cause damage and uneven wear patterns.
6. Curb Damage Awareness:
Even minor contact with curbs can impact tyre integrity. Sidewall damage or punctures are common outcomes. Be cautious while parking or manoeuvring to prevent kerb contact, preserving tyre health.
7. Tyre Rotation:
Tyres experience different forces based on their position. Regularly rotating tyres, switching front and rear positions, promotes even wear. Manufacturers recommend rotation every 7,500 miles or annually for optimal performance.
Following these practices diligently not only extends tyre life but also enhances vehicle safety and performance. For expert advice or professional tyre maintenance services, Grangetown Tyres is committed to ensuring your safety and maximising your tyre's lifespan.
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Blog article by Matt Atkinson, SME Geek Ltd