It is easy to take your tyres for granted and forget the vital service they provide. But when you step back and take a look at things, you will see that your safety, and the safety of your family, is riding on these round pieces of rubber.
Of course, your tyres are much more than round pieces of rubber - they are the spot where your car meets the road, and the safety of your family depends on their quality - and the right preventative maintenance. It does not matter if your car is fresh off the showroom floor or a decade old -you should be checking your tyre pressure on a regular basis. If you have not already done so, getting into the habit of checking your pressure at every fill-up will serve you, and your passengers, well.
One of the best reasons to check your tyre pressure is that small amounts of air can escape over time. Even if your tyre is in good condition and there are no punctures, outside air temperatures and weather conditions can cause your tyre pressure to drop. Checking the air in your tyres regularly will help you stay ahead of this leakage.
Also keep in mind that riding on under-inflated tyres is very dangerous, and your car will not handle as well in emergency maneuvers. Think about that the next time some jerk pulls out in front of you - then head to the service station and top off the air in your tiers.
If you are riding on under-inflated tyres or failing to monitor your tyre pressure, you are putting yourself and your family at risk. If you cannot remember the last time you checked your tyre pressure, check it as soon as possible.
Watch Out for Winter
If you live in a mild climate, you can probably make it through the winter with all-season tyres, but if you are expecting snow, you need winter tyres to get you through the season safely.
Keep Your Tyres Inflated for Fuel Efficiency
Running on under-inflated tyres can reduce your gas mileage significantly and put you and your passengers in danger. Many gas stations include free air stations where you can check the tyre pressure and top up as necessary, so there is no reason not to do it.
Get into the habit of checking your tyre pressure and performing general tyre safety checks each time you gas up. Just pull away from the pump, top off your tyres and head on your way.Share
5 September 2017
Hello! Welcome to my blog! My name is Stan and this is my brand new blog. I hope you like it. This blog will be dedicated to the topic of how to keep the tyres and wheels on your car are in good condition. I learnt about this subject the hard way and it is my hope that this blog will prevent you from having to do the same. It all started when I was driving down the road and I heard a very loud bang. The next thing I know, I can see one the wheels of my car travelling down the road next to my vehicle. However, it was not attached to my car! The guy in the auto repair shop fix it up and explained how I could look after my wheels and tyres in the future.