Drive safely with the right tire care

You are on your way to your most awaited out-of-town getaway when suddenly while driving, you feel your vehicle vibrating and get bumpy. It isn't running smoothly like how it used to and it feels like somehow the vehicle is uneven in one side. One of the major but frequently missed reasons for this problem is your vehicle's tires.

Listed below are tips and tricks on how to give your tires, including the spare, appropriate care that may come in handy to avoid unnecessary spending and possible inconvenience.

1. Know Your Tire
Not sure which tires fit you best? There's only one simple solution for that, read. . Make sure you know the limitations of the tires you use. Pressure capacity, load index, and air pressure are important things to know what is expected from your car's tire performance. Check the manual and consult your mechanic to talk about these points. You wouldn't want to overload and one day, while driving along the road, one of your tires just popped and gave up, would you? Your local tire shops should be able to tell you more about specifics. 

2. Rotate and Align
Tires never carry equal weight. This eventually leads to wear and tear. Make sure to rotate and align your tires every 6,000 to 8,000 miles to make sure they are in their right spot. If you note that your steering wheel and your tires don't move in a straight line then you better have your tires' alignments checked right away. Regular rotation and alignment could save you a lot of money. It makes your vehicle safer for you to drive, and for your family to ride.

3. Tread, Tread and Tread
Wondering what those thick rubber patterns of your tires' circumference are for? You may fancy how those tread look but you might as well fancy more its importance. When treads wear off the efficiency of your tire's grip and traction is limited, which can result in accidents. Using a tire tread gauge, you can measure your tire tread depth. The average depth is 10/32 inches. Consider consulting your mechanic when your tires' tread depth reaches 2/32 because your car may no longer be safe to drive.

4. Prioritize Safety
Yes, it may cost money to have our vehicles professionally checked on a regular basis but this could save your life, and your loved ones' too. Never neglect preventive measures that you could do before anything bad happens. Tire maintenance is essential to ensure safety. Have your tires checked regularly, talk to your mechanic about it to gain more information such as other useful tips. Be smart.

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