Your tires are the only part of the car that has direct contact with the road. Car tires with severe uneven tread wear can lead to possible road accidents. So it is important to check your car tires on a regular basis to secure your safety together with your passengers or whoever you’ve been driving with. Your safety is very important. Maintaining proper tire pressure is important for many reasons. It can help improves fuel economy and prolong the car tire life.
Problems on car tires are inevitable. As time goes by, they age and create uneven tread wear. It will be in need of often repair, and eventual replacement. If you see cracks on the sidewall of your car tire, this could be a sign that it’s developing a leak. Too much vibration under your seats may be caused by out of balance rear tires. Checking your car tires first before going on a road trip is a must.
When to replace your tires?
Knowing when to replace tires can be achieved simply, by using a penny! To do this, place the penny into the grooves of the tread with Lincoln’s silhouette facing downwards. If the tires are in good condition, the tread will be taller than Abraham Lincoln’s head on the penny, if they are lower than his head, this is a sign that your tires must be changed. Tire rotation is also an important safety practice when maintaining your car, as tires wear unevenly in different positions. Alternating their positions ensures even wear among all tires, and should be done every 10,000 miles.
Common tire problems:
- Illegal wear
- Camber wear
- Emergency braking
- Cuts and tears
- Impact Damage
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