Tyres, one of the most important vehicle elements, should be taken from proper care to ensure a safe and smooth ride. So let’s discuss some ways to keep your tyres happy.
Maintaining Proper Tread Depth
Tread of the tyre is that part of the tyre that is in regular contact with the road. Thus, it is important to maintain a proper tread depth as it is important to maintain the ride’s safety and the tyres. The major function of a tread depth is to provide proper traction and grip on the roads while driving.
Another important function of proper tread depth is to avoid aquaplaning. In most cases, the minimum tread depth that should be present in your tyres is 1.6 mm. You can perform a coin test to know whether your tyres have sufficient tread depth or not. Tread depth is directly proportional to the braking distance.
When there is insufficient tread depth present, the braking distance increases, which decreases your vehicle’s safety standards. To know if your tyres have proper tread depth, a treadwear indicator is present in the form of a small arrow on the outer surface of the tyre. If you look closely at the arrow and follow it, you will find the tread wear indicator on the surface of the tyre.
If the tread wear indicator is in touch with the outermost layer of the Avon tyres Milnathort, it means that there is insufficient tread depth remaining, and your tyres need replacement. You can also get your tyres’ tread depth checked by a mechanic and know if it is safe to ride with.
While driving, many small and large particles are missed from our sight, but the tyres have to face the repercussions. Small debris, glass, stones, etc., can cause bulges, cracks, and tyre surface cuts. These irregularities in the tyre’s surface, if left untreated, can get wider with time and can result in tyre failure at any point while riding.
To avoid this, you should take your tyres for a proper inspection to a mechanic, which can help you prevent the failure of your tyre. Other than the tyre surface, the tyre’s rims are to be checked at regular intervals, too, to avoid tyre failure. A damaged rim is a big threat to the tyres’ life.
We suggest you take your tyres to a mechanic to get them inspected rather than by doing it yourself. This is because sometimes we are not well aware of the facts that should be kept in mind while checking the tyre. For example, if you find a nail is inserted in your tyre’s surface, the first thing that comes to your mind is to take it out.
But this is not the right path to take. Removing the nail from your tubeless tyres with adequate pressure can make the air escape from the tyre. In such cases, a mechanic knows what to do and how to repair the tyre without causing further damage.
Monitoring Tyre Pressure
Another important aspect to keep in mind, to maintain a good life of your tyres, is to get your tyres to pressure checked every once in a while. We recommend that you get your tyre’s pressure monitored every two weeks. Not only the working four tyres but the spare tyre’s pressure should also be checked regularly.
Every time you are at a fuel station, you must get your tyre pressure monitor without extra cost and effort. Adequate pressure in the Tyres Milnathort helps increase the tyres’ life and provide you with a smooth ride. Conversely, underinflated and overinflated tyres are dangerous for your vehicle and can cause tyre failure at any point while driving.
You can find the adequate tyre pressure that should be present in your tyres on the driver’s side door. You can also find it in the vehicles manual that comes along with the vehicle.