When a vehicle is driven it has to overcome many opposing forces to move. These forces are negated by energy being produced in the engine. An elaborate contraption of parts transfers this power to the wheels. The wheels then utilise this energy to overcome forces present in the world to move the vehicle. The transfer of this energy causes wear in all the parts of a vehicle. The tyres though bear the brunt of this wear. They are therefore designed to withstand extreme pressures. However, with time, they will need to be replaced. Using old, balding tyres is not only detrimental to the suspension of the vehicle but also a safety hazard. When the manufacturer fitted tyres on your vehicle wear out to keep in mind to select the very best tyres to replace them. Consider replacing your old tyres at Tyres Solihull for a comfortable experience.
Let us look at some of the things you should consider when replacing tyres on your vehicle.
Check the tyre size, speed and load-bearing index of the tyres before purchasing them.
Tyres with different compounds are made to perform different duties. Some are meant for handling high speeds, others for heavy loads. The tyres fitted to a vehicle by the manufacturer are typically the best fit for the speed and the load a vehicle can bear. Therefore it is wise to believe that the designer of the vehicle knows what’s best and purchase only the recommended tyres. ‘175/70 R15’ this is what the information about the maximum speed and load-bearing capacity of the tyre will be displayed on the sidewall of a tyre. It is best to only get tyres that have the same credentials as the one fitted by the manufacturer.
Change the tyres in sets.
You don’t wear shoes with a different sole width, do you? Then do not make your vehicle go through the same by changing just one tyre. Remember uneven wear on tyres is a sign of some bigger underlying problem in the balancing or alignment. If left unnoticed it can escalate and damage essential components in the suspension. So it is better to not overlook uneven wear in tyres or drive with tyres with different tread depths. Check the alignment and balancing at the recommended intervals to keep tyres from wearing out unevenly. If the need arises, change tyres either in pairs or sets.
Don’t use tyres of different brands or tread patterns on your vehicle.
Every tyre is built with a composition exclusive to the series and brand it comes from. This composition imparts qualities to the tyres which may not be present in other brand’s series. So when purchasing tyres, make sure they are all of the same series and brand.
Check the date of the tyres you are paying for.
Manufacturers recommend that only tyres with manufacturing date less than three years from fitment date be purchased. This is done because tyres stored for long periods lose may lose their strength. Older than three years and they may not be able to handle the situations they have to face. So it is advisable to check the manufacturing date of the tyres you are purchasing.
Get the wheel alignment and balancing of wheels checked after getting new tyres.
Whenever new tyres are fitted to your car, make sure you get the wheel alignment and balancing checked. The process of fitting new tyres may have knocked the alignment off. Besides new tyres will not have the same balancing as your old tyres so getting them balanced will help in preventing irregular wear from the start.
Now that you know the things to look out for when getting new tyres, keep a few more things in mind.
Make an expert mechanic check the vehicle for any problems in alignment and such after tyre fitment.
Keep the air pressure in the tyres at the optimum to avoid excessive wear.
Check the alignment and balancing regularly to keep the new tyres from wearing out unevenly.
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