Car tyres perform one of the most vital functions in moving a vehicle from one point to another. It’s the only part of a vehicle that makes contact with the road surface and thereby controls the vehicle’s driving process. But, since the car tyres are in constant contact with the road surface, they’re subjected to the usual wear & tear, along with other external conditions such as the weather. 

Thus, you have to ensure that your vehicle tyres are in proper shape all the time because if you fail to provide attention towards any inherent issue (major or minor), then over time your driving quality will be affected – leading to grave consequences. 

The Basics

According to a reliable service provider for wheel alignment in Auckland, a car tyre inspection should be carried out every month. However, inspection should be carried out every day if you:

Drive your vehicle over rough roads very frequently.

Drive your vehicle across long distances quite regularly.

Live in an area where you experience extreme weather conditions. 

Have old car tyres

Drive your vehicle over incompatible roads frequently (for example – using winter tyres during the summer season).

When performing the tyre inspection process, you should closely check for any existing signs of damages such as unnatural tread wear patterns, cracks and so on. Furthermore, you also need to double-check the tyre pressure. 

Why Is Checking Tyre Pressure Crucial?

There’s no doubt that good tyre inflation will always help in supporting safe driving – thereby extending the longevity of the tyres. Moreover, ideal tyre inflation will also save fuel and lower emissions – ultimately supporting your environmental sustainability goals.

On the flip side, if you drive a vehicle that has under-inflated tyres, then the contact surface between the tyres and the roads will increase. Thus, such a situation will lead to additional friction, thereby causing the tyres to overheat. As a result, your tyres will experience blowouts frequently and you’ll also notice premature wear & tear on your tyres. 

The required tyre pressure will differ from one tyre to another – based on the size. Hence, it’s recommended to check your owner’s manual for the same. It’s also suggested that you invest in a tyre pressure checker so that you check the pressure of your vehicle tyres at the comfort of your home. And in case you spot a drop in air pressure, then you can always ask for professional assistance. 

Closing Thoughts

Most vehicle owners believe that taking care of their vehicle tyres should be an afterthought – but in reality, it’s not. Taking care of your vehicle tyres is more important than taking care of your vehicle engine. 

So, if you need any help in regards to car tyres, don’t hesitate to contact us.