Brand New tires don’t come in cheap. Buying a new set is a big investment but they’re always worth it; not only does it improve your car’s ride comfort, but it also ensures a safer drive while on the road.
There’s no way to tell the exact lifespan of tires, it really depends on the different factors such as the owner’s driving style, climate, road conditions, and tire design. This is why we will focus more on the importance of tire maintenance as it is often overlooked, but it makes the most difference in your tire’s performance and lifespan over time.
Here are 5 tips to help get the most life out of your tires.
Proper Inflation Pressure
Tire pressure is a big deal when it comes to tire longevity. Your tire needs to be properly inflated to perform as intended. It’s important to remember that overinflated and underinflated tires can cause the tire to wear fast.
Remember to use a tire gauge to check your tire pressure every month.
Maintain Proper Alignment
If your tires are out of alignment, it will result in uneven tire wear, which can lead to early replacement. Take your car in for a check every six months.
Your car’s tires have different forces exerted on them depending on their position in the car. This can lead to uneven tread wear. Avoid this by getting your tires rotated every 8,000 to 10,000 kilometers.
Check your Balance
When your tires are out of balance, it causes vibration and uneven tread wear. These reduce your ride comfort and lead to earlier replacement.
Make sure to get your tire’s balance checked and adjusted during rotation.
Roll with less resistance
Rolling resistance is the amount of energy needed to keep your tires moving. It affects your car’s fuel efficiency, and saving on petrol is definitely a good way to keep money in your pocket.
Low-rolling resistance tires like Bridgestone Ecopia can increase mileage usage by 11km per tank.