Almost everyone drives somewhere every day, even if it’s just up to the grocery store and back. However, driving can be a dangerous proposition, especially if your tyres aren’t in good shape. Therefore, it’s important to understand what you can do to prevent accidents by keeping your tyres looking and performing their best.
You should be checking tyre pressure each month because tyres will lose some air each month because you are always using them. Even more air can be lost in colder months, so it’s important to check and refill to the appropriate PSI every month.
Whether you’re planning a long trip or not, you should be checking your tyres frequently. Most people prefer to do so once a week, where they get down on their hands and knees, run their hands over the tread and get to know their tyre. You can also use this time to check for objects that may be embedded, such as rocks, and remove them before they puncture the tread.
Canterbury Tyre & Mag Supamart recommends that you rotate tyres every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. This will help to ensure that your tread wears evenly, and you can get more life out the tyre. Most people have them rotated every other oil change and most shops will have the information on file and will remind you, making it easier and more efficient.
Yes, tyres are expensive, and most people put off buying new ones until the old ones are falling apart. However, improperly treaded tyres can cause severe accidents. If you want to prevent an accident, it is always best to replace the tyres when they start to look worn, not when they are completely shot. You should replace all four tyres at the same time, so they all have the same tread and wear, as well.