Tyres are an important component of your car, and ensuring that they are in the right condition will not only ensure your safety and that of others but will keep you on the right side of the law. Bad tyres can easily cause an accident leading to injury, damage to yours or another person's vehicle or even death. Bad or risky tyres are tyres with treads that are worn out or tyres that are overinflated or underinflated. Note a few important things to make sure your tyres are in great condition.
How Long Should You Expect Your Tyres to Last?
You will find many people giving different opinions about how long your tyres should last, but the reality is that this will depend on how you are using your car. How are your driving habits? Do you underinflate or overinflate? What type of road do you drive on? What is the climate of your region? What type of tyres do you have? Do you maintain your tyres? All these will be a factor in determining how long your tyres will last.
You need to note the quality of tyres you have to be able to know how to maintain them. Some tyres will be very expensive and not everyone will be able to afford them. These will last a long time and may not be prone to punctures or wear quickly. Other tyres will be affordable and will give you some level of quality and service, but they will not be as good as the super expensive ones and that is why you will need to maintain them regularly.
When Do You Visit a Tyre Mechanic?
Of course, when you have a puncture, you will need to change your tyre and take the punctured one to a mechanic. You will also need to visit a tyre mechanic if you notice your tyre treads are wearing to get a professional opinion. You might be required to buy new tyres. Sometimes, there may be an underlying condition making your tyre treads wear fast. If you also notice that one or two of your tyres are losing pressure while the others are still okay, you might have a slow puncture and need repair. There are some other cases when you may want to change your tyres to a larger size. Always visit a qualified tyre mechanic before doing this as your speedometer reading may be affected and you need to know how.
Keep this in mind to ensure you get the most out of your car tyres.