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How To Take Care Of Your Car Tyres

     Car tyres are constructed to be both functional and long-lasting. It is recommended that drivers regularly inspect and maintain the wheels of their car to ensure safe usage and to maximize their longevity. Age is not the only factor in determining whether or not car tyres need to be replaced.

The proceeding information and suggestions have been provided as a means of educating drivers on defining safe maintenance and inspection practices, maximing the service life of tyres, and identifying problems. It is not only age that determines the life of a tyre.

It is the driver's responsibility to take care of their car tyres. Drivers should inspect their tyres for tread wear and tear, tyre or wheel damage, tyres going flat, and proper pressure. The older car tyres are, the more important it is to take care of them; regardless of the age of the tyres, these inspections should take place once a month.

Even when your tyres have tread depth, they still need to be inspected regularly and require proper maintenance. Tyres may or have to be replaced if the tread depth surpasses the legal limit. However, tread depth does not effect the lifespan of a tyre.

When it comes time to replace a car tyres it is normally recommended to replace all four tyres at once to ensure peak performance. For various reasons this is not always possible for drivers. Normally the manufacturer of the vehicles will have instructions or recommendations listed in the user manual. Always follow these specific instructions if they have been provided.

Replacing only one tyre is not recommended due to the negative effects on tyre tread as well as the transmission, gear ratios, and suspension system of the vehicle. If replacing more than one tyre isn't feasible, it is strongly recommended to place the new wheel on the back axel alongside the older tyre with the deepest tread. This will help avoid the possible loss of control of a vehicle and oversteering in wet driving conditions by placing greater traction on the back of the car.

Replacing two tyres is similar, but both new tyres should be placed on the rear axel unless the new tyres are at a lower speed rating than is standard. Normally the deeper the tread is on a tyre, the better if can grip the road and release water. This is essential to avoid hydroplaning, especially for drivers who operate in wet driving conditions frequently.

Again, drivers should place two new tyres on the rear axel if they are replacing three out of four tyres. Drivers should consider taking the plunge and replacing all four car tyres instead of just three if at all possible for the long-term effects on the vehicles maintenance. The savings will outweigh the immediate costs in the long run as eventually the forth tyre will need to be replaced, and replacing only one tyre is not recommended.

Although this information can be applied to any car, never simply guess what size tyre is appropriate. Always refer to the owner's manual for the vehicle's specific make and model or consult a professional. Every vehicle is different, and what is appropriate for one model may not be appropriate for another.

Whether drivers choose to utilize a professional service or to adopt a do-it-yourself approach, regular inspections of car tyres is a necessity.

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Posted on 2014-03-10, By: *

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