This article is dedicated to providing some wheel and tyre care tips.
In this article, we will discuss our top 10 tips for wheel and tyre maintenance. This can improve the tyre life, your safety and more mileage of your car.
Top 10 tips for wheel and tyre maintenance.
1. 90% of tyre problems occur from under inflation.
Especially if you have low profile tires, you can visually tell if the tire is under-inflated. So have them check at least once every month. Any time you have a tire deflation. It slowly deflates even without you noticing while you’re driving.
2. Check brakes if hot.
Never wash your wheels while the brakes are hot because you’re going to ruin the paint.
3. Never use powered cleaners.
Never ever use powder detergent for washing your wheel finishes because it’s going to turn it white. Powder detergent is only for washing clothes. so what I recommend is car shampoo.
4. Wheel alignment
Make sure your tires are aligned. When they’re misaligned, you can cut down the life of your tires for half. So check your alignment especially when you notice that the tire wear is not the same from one side to the other side.
5. Wiggle, Wiggle
If you’re driving on the highway and your steering wheel is wiggling. It’s a balancing problem, so have your wheels balanced because it’s going to be annoying for the rest of the trip.
6. Size does matter
In selecting the size of your wheels and tires for your car we recommend that you ask the experts. Not everything you see on the Internet is the truth. Not everything that discussed in the forum is correct.
7. Tyre black or not.
Tyre black it’s okay. As long as you look at the ingredients it should be silicon-based and petroleum based. If its petroleum-based, its gonna ruin your tires.
Tyres have manufacturing dates on the sidewall. They normally last about five to seven years depending on the use. Depending on the brand. But one way to know if your tires are not safe. If you start to see cracking on the sidewall. Even if the treads are still thick I don’t advise that people keep their tires in the garage if especially the original equipment tires, that you just dumped in the garage because it’s it has a shelf life.
9. Branded or not
A lot of people ask me whether they should get branded tires or generic tires. My answer is, it depends because branded tires ensure that they are following the specifications or the safety requirements of international standards.
While some generic tyre companies are not as strict on the quality. Be careful in choosing your tyres. Because especially when you’re traveling on the highways because safety is more important. We get customers who own very expensive cars and they want the cheapest tyres. It is not a good idea, because, they throw away all of the technology that that comes with a car. In a highway, the cars spin out and a crash is most probably. Because their tyre treads are already worn off.
My advice is not to scrimp on your tires because you might end up spending more especially when you are in an accident and you hurt people.
10. Recommended tyre pressure
Normally a lot of people don’t know that there is a tire pressure recommendation on the side panel of your car. Which normally stuck to the to the tire or the center pillar of your car. That is a manufacturer’s recommended tyre pressure for your car. However, if you have already changed to the two aftermarket wheels and tires. We recommend that you keep your tire pressure no less than 30 psi while they’re cold. Why because if you’ve been running the car for the whole day and then you have it checked in the gas station. The tyre pressure is already inaccurate and when the tire cools down it’s going to reflect a different tyre pressure. It could be different by as much as 3 or 4 psi. The tyre will be bouncy when overinflated.
Those are our top 10 tips for wheel and tyre maintenance. If you agree with us please share this article in social media to help others.
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