It is paramount that every car owner learns a thing or two about checking the wear, tear and suitability of their tyres. The procedure is easy and can be done by almost everyone. Failure to regularly check your tyres can make a huge difference. It could mean a bad ride, a sudden puncture, or even an accident. To help avoid any of these scenarios, it makes sense that you regularly check your tyres. Below, we have compiled a list of tips to help you do just this. You don’t have to be an expert in order to do these things.
- One of the easiest and most recommended ways to check your tyres starts with a physical inspection. This means that you check your car tyres for any visual signs of damage to see if they need replacing, are badly worn out, over inflated, under inflated, and so on so forth. Among the things to look out for, is how finished the grooves are, any signs of tear or wear. Also, abnormal bumps and swelling should also be a source of concern.
- In order to make your tyre check easier, make sure that the car is parked on a flat, level ground. Not on grass, not in dirt; but a flat surface is recommended. This way, you are able to see each tyre properly, and compare it to the others. Try standing from a distance and observe whether the tyres are correctly aligned, whether there’s any abnormal appearance of any tyre.
- The best time to check your tyres is when they are clean. You may not make proper observations if the tyres are muddy or dusty; but when the tyres have just been cleaned, you are able to pick even the smallest tear or piercing on the tyre.
- Once in a while, you should take the car for professional inspection at a car tyre center or mobile tyre fitting service. Such centers have the tools and gadgets to not just check for the slightest abnormality, but also fix it. Wheel alignment, repairing punctures; such tasks are best left to a professional.