Your car is one of the most important possessions you have. After all, it gets you from point A to point B.
Many people use their car almost every day for priority activities. For this reason, it is extremely important to do everything possible to keep it in a great, safe, reliable shape.
This way you can extend the life of your car.
But don’t neglect the tyres.
The condition of your tyres can be a decisive factor in many aspects of your car, including manual steering, fuel consumption, etc.
Caring for tyres, you basically take care of yourself. As the tyres wear, it is very important to check the condition of the tread and the amount of air in the tyres.
A good time to check these things is just before the snowy or rainy season. The Vehicle Lab ensures that the car tyres are properly maintained.
Checking tread only requires a coin
Take a ten cent piece and push it between the tread, making sure the Queen’s head is facing out towards you.
If the tread depth does not reach the head, it is time to change the tyre.
Check the Air Pressure in Your Tyres
Simple tyre gauges, to take pressure measurements, are available in all car accessory stores.
Correct tyre pressures can be found in your car manual, but generally you’ll be looking at between 32 and 36 PSI.
Keeping the air in the tyres at the desired level can also save you a lot of money in the long run, both through better tyre wear and fuel use savings.
And why not have correct tyre pressures? Using an air hose and gauge at a service station when you fill up is always free!
Get a Tyre Inspection
Good tyres, especially on vehicles with four-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, can be critical to your safety in the face of bad weather.
Tyres without good support or badly fitted on snow on roads can quickly slip on these roads, leading to potentially dangerous situations.
Before it starts to snow, take your car to the shop to see the real condition of the tyres and find out what you can do to improve the performance of the car and protect yourself and passengers.
It may also be a great time/opportunity to rotate your tyres too!
If you have problems with tyres, repair them or replace them immediately. By staying on top of any issues you will save potentially a lot of time, money and frustration.
By doing these simple things, you can do a lot to extend the life of your car, improve safety and utilise the advantages a well-functioning machine can offer you every day.