Prolong the Life of Your Tires

Prolong the Life of Your Tires

High quality tires are a good way to increase road safety; therefore, you will be much safer on the road if you go out of your way to ensure that your vehicle's tires are being used in all the right conditions. Well-maintained tires will surely have a long life and thus will offer you better mileage compared to tires that have been neglected.

Here are a few tips to help you take care of and prolong the life of the four wheels of your vehicle:

1. Always maintain correct pressure. Specific pressure can be found on the side of the doors or your vehicle's glove compartment. The right pressure will allow the vehicle to move smoothly and thus will not wear out as fast. Low-pressure tires drag along the road and which creates friction that will contribute significantly to the wearing out of tires.

Every time there is a change in temperature, make a point of checking the tire pressure. This is because drastic temperature changes will also effect the tire pressure. A drop in temperature results in a drop of pressure and so you must maintain the right pressure at all times.

2. Rotate your tires every six months. This will help a great deal in uniform wear and tear. You do not want to have some tires worn out before others;  a car's performance and safety, as well as a vehicle's handling all relate to the tires being worn evenly.

3. Choose tires that will not cause a lot of friction on the road, as this will give the engine an easy time and the tires a long life. The type of tires you choose will control the type of care you should give them so it is wise to choose those that will not demand a lot of friction.

4. Always keep your wheels aligned. In addition to handling, safety and fuel efficiency, properly aligned wheels will wear and tear equally. If your wheels are not correctly aligned, the resulting drag will considerably reduce the life of your tires.

Following these tips will help you a great deal in prolonging the life of your tires.

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