Car owners often get confused as to when they need to get their tires changed. Every expert will give you different answers based on certain criteria. In this post, we will be discussing different metrics for determining when your car tires should be changed.
Tyre Wear: All tyres eventually begin to experience wear. This can be an indication of an issue with your alignment or tyre pressure. Your car tyre tread should wear evenly across the whole tyre rather than on the inside or outside of the tyre. The wear on your tyres will happen regardless of how good of a driver you are, although it can be accelerated if you don’t take proper care of the tyres.
Tyre Age: The ageing of tyres occurs when components of the tyres including the rubber, begin to change over time. This can happen due to environmental impacts and storage conditions, as well as the amount of usage the tyre sees when being driven, or the tyre sitting with no use.
Bulges: A bulge on your tire usually indicates that the rigid internal frame of the car tyres has been damaged. This allows air pressure to reach the flexible outer layers of the tyre. Any tyre with sidewall bulges should be replaced immediately, even if the tread status is acceptable.
Vibration: If your tyes have been worn down unevenly, you may feel a vibration in the steering wheel when driving. Vibration can also be caused by poor alignment so it is important to have a tyre professional determine the cause of the vibration.
Sidewall Cuts or Cracks: Tyre age is a common cause of tire sidewall cracking. All tyres are subjected to different harsh conditions, and as a result, the rubber in the tyres naturally degrades over time. Imagine an old rubber band that’s brittle and easily broken. The same effect happens to tyres, even if the tyres aren’t in use and are being stored in a place where cracking can occur. Typically, cracking is caused by sunlight, excessive heat, road surfactants and ozone exposure. Cuts, on the other hand, are typically caused by force – like hitting a rock or something sharp.
Embedded nails or stones: Obviously, if something is lodged in the tyre, the issue needs to be addressed immediately. Even if the hole isn’t causing excessive leaking, ignoring a hole from something like a nail can lead to problems for the driver later on. Moisture can leak into the tyre, causing the steel parts to rust. Lodged items can weaken the area of the tyre and possibly lead to dangerous blowouts if not dealt with in a timely manner.
Also, a lack of attention to basic tyre maintenance such as (checking the air pressure, tyre rotations, alignment, visible wear, etc.) can be very important in prolonging the life span of your car tyres.
Once all of these have been observed in your car tyres, it is important that you consider getting a change as soon as possible. In choosing a new tyre, you need to assess your driving habits, the types of roads and the seasons you will be driving in, to determine what you need in a tyre. You should also evaluate how well you feel your current tyres performed in longevity, handling, ride, noise and any other category you have noticed.
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