Tyres happen to be one of the most important parts of a car, no matter how you look at it, you just can’t seem to do without them.
They are the only point of contact with the ground in your automobile (well, until we finally solve the flying car riddle). For now, we are in this evolutionary phase of automobile history where tyres are still used and essential.
Tyre health and safety is something really important to look at as a car owner.
There are important things to watch out for when it comes to your tyres, from when you are planning to buy them until when you are planning to toss them out.
Something to guide you when you want to get new tyres for your vehicle are the type and size of the recommended tyres for your vehicle.
The approved tyre type would be written on the manual or somewhere on the chassis of your car (door frame, fuel tank lid, trunk or under your hood).
The type matters because it directly affect the fuel efficiency, road noise, balance and top speed of your vehicle.
When it comes to the tyre size, your rims and user manual also determine that too.
You need to get the proper tyre width to match your rims, and tyre profile to match your wheel wells. Too big or small on both dimensions and that’s a lot of trouble. Tyre sizes and types are inscribed on the sides of the tyre along.
Another very important bit of information you need to pay attention to when purchasing a new tyre. This information is the date of manufacture of the tyre.
Tyres are only safe for use for four years after its manufacture date. Anything after becomes a disaster waiting to happen.
Wish you a lovely day folks.