Be Wary of Very Cheap New Tires
When you need to buy new tires you obviously don’t want to pay loads of money so most people hunt around for a great deal.
But be careful of tires that are extremely cheap and seem too good to be true. Tires even new ones have a shelf life because the rubber in the tires dries out over time. This can sometimes lead to cracking in the rubber which can even cause them to fall apart while driving.
I’m not saying this is a common problem but I’m of the opinion if there is a small chance of this then I’d rather pay a little extra money from a well-known tire shop with branded tires.
So I recommend people to pay that extra cash when they need to purchase new tires.
Check the Tread Depth
Check the tread depth of your tires on a regular basis. The recommend depth depends on your country but where I live in New Zealand the minimum treat is 1.6mm across the middle 75% area of the tire.
If you let the tires go below that then is can cause various problems such as hydroplaning in wet conditions.
Check the Tire Pressure
The pressure of your tires is also an extremely important thing to check often.
You will need to find out what the recommend pressure should be for your particular tire. Either look it up online or call your local tire shop.
Most gas stations will have a tire pump to inflate your tires.
Rotate Your Tires
Rotating the tires can help extend the life of them. There isn’t a set rule when you should rotate them as it depends on many factors but the simplest way to do this is to speak to your local tire retailer and mention you want them to rotate them. They know which tires (if any) need to be rotated.
Do this whenever you need purchase a new tire or even part of your standard maintenance.
Spray to Improve Grip
This is mainly for the winter when you’ll need to drive over snow and ice. There are various spray on products around where you spray on a product onto the rubber of the tire to help improve the grip when driving over show and ice.
Of course this is in no way a replacement for sensible driving in these conditions but every little bit helps in my opinion.
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