9 things all drivers must know about tyres

Nowadays the cars are packed with impressive features such as stability control, ride assist increasingly powerful engines. Whatsoever technology makes way into your wagon and its tyres that connects it to the roads enabling its construction and maintenance critical for effective and safe driving.

So what do you need to know? Follow these helpful insights:

1.Valve stems are critical

The little caps aid to keep the moisture and dirt out and provide an additional seal to the valve core holding the air in tyres to assist the maintenance of tyre pressure.

2. Bill the manual.

Proper tyre pressure maintenance is very essential for the safety, performance; fuel economy and it tin extend the life of your tyres by reducing the chances of an uneven wear but don't bill the tyre sidewall for this piece of data that is where the maximum pressure conceded for the tyre is listed. The proper inflation pressure can be inferred by checking the vehicle's owner's manual all the placard found on the driver's side doorjamb, glove box or fuel door.

3. Be aware of under-inflation

When the tyres seem properly inflated there may still be as much as 50% under inflation. Under-inflation can cause tyre failure. The tyres that are inflated by 8 pounds per square inch (psi) or more tin increase the fuel consumption by 4%.

4. Weather matters

The temperature outside tin affect tyre pressure more than you may expect. According to the experts, on average, the tyre pressure decreases by about 1 psi for every 10 degrees Fahrenheit drop in the temperature so the changing seasons are a great reminder to get the pressure checked.

5. "All season" tyres have limits

All season tyres are made for year-round moderate weather. The installation of winter tyres in bitter koud is necessary to deal with the severe winter conditions.

6. Tread bill is easy

The tyre tread must be more than 2/32 of an inch deep.

7. Off-road adventures require off-road tyres.

The road tyres may be equipped to handle the occasional jaunt down a gravel driveway or dirt road but if you are heading off-road, you will need something more sturdy which has been engineered for the off-road usage.

8. Tyres should be checked regularly

Each month and before a long road journey, do perform this DIV routine: determine the tyre pressure, inspect the tread depth and the overall condition of the tyres for cuts, cracks, splits, puncture and irregular wear and bulges.

9. Know the limits of your tyres

If you are the sort of a driver who is more likely used accelerator than the brakes don't choose the tyres designed for high performance which also features grip and handling.

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As the cars upgrade to high-tech, don't forget the selection of the right tyres and maintaining them to be in a good shape, these are the two most relevant tasks that you tin do to stay secure on the road. 

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