How To Assess The Lifespan Of Your tyres
Tyres can be an afterthought when it comes to vehicle maintenance because easy driving can often be confused with one’s tyres being in good condition and that’s due to us thinking of them as being sturdy and reliable. The health and lifespan of tyres usually only comes up when we get a flat or a blowout that requires us to do a wheel alignment. But other than that, it is not an activity highly prioritised, and it should be. Speaking to consultants specialising in tyres Auckland can help you understand the importance of assessing the age of your tyres to ensure safe and consistent driving.
Whereas many people replace their tyres every few years based on the general assumption around changing them, this is not an effective checking method. In fact, several different contributors can affect your tyres’ lifespan; such as your driving style, road conditions around you and comprehensive frequent or infrequent servicing of your vehicle.
These are some of our tips to evaluate the state of your tyres and when to know that it is time to visit a professional:
Inspect The Thread
A thread that is distinguishably deep is a clear indication of an older tyre that is in need of replacing. Tyres that are especially worn down on the outside of the centre or have an object obstructing the thread are signs that it’s time for a change. Speaking to a consultant can show you how deep the thread is and provide you with more information on how to do regular checks on your own in the future.
Follow The Manufacturer’s Recommendation
When fitting a new set of tyres onto your vehicle, you will receive useful information about the recommended usage lifespan, best inflation pressure and more. While many of us can simply forget or ignore this information, it is essential that you follow up on the manufacturer’s recommendation, especially on the lifespan of your tyres. If they are in good condition, it may not be necessary to completely replace them, but you do need to confirm this with an expert.
Give Priority To Maintenance
Although it is essential to service a vehicle regularly, some tend to forgo including their tyres into this service too in an attempt to save money. However, this can only lead to damaged, cracked and torn tyres in the future, which can sometimes still be within the lifespan of your set. Give priority to air pressure, tyre rotations and wheel alignment, to increase the durability of them. This can be crucial in identifying potential problems quickly enough to start repairs so that you do not end up spending more money in the future than anticipated.
Nonetheless, there is no definitive way to know how long your tyres will last other than regularly inspecting and maintaining them. At Drury Tires, we provide tyres in Auckland along with expert advice and reliable service. Call us today to book a tyre inspection to save you money and time.