If you are having second thoughts about servicing your tyres, don’t. Your car is dependent on those tyres and they are the most important object on your vehicle. Here are the reasons why different services are important for your tyres.
Wheel alignment prevents your tyres from becoming irregular and prevents rapid tread wear. Often your wheels get unaligned when you hit a pothole or drive into a protruding object. It is an important service to get in order to maintain the handling and efficiency of the tyre.
Tyre pressure is an important service to get so that the tyre does not build internal heat. The service also increases the efficiency of the fuel. If the pressure isn’t maintained it could lead to a possible accident because the handling may be off.
Under-inflation may cause wear to the edging of the tread whereas over-inflation will wear out the central tread. Always make sure that you have the proper equipment when getting this service done.
Tyre balancing reduces the amount of vibration and tyre wear. Unbalanced tyres also cause major problems in the suspension and steering of the car. Getting this service done will also improve the handling of your car.
Checking the depth of the tread is very important. Getting this checked and fixed will decrease the amount of wear the tyre will undergo. Because of all the braking and driving you do, certain objects may get stuck within the tread and the friction between the road and the tyre could wear the tread away.
If an incision has been made on the tyre, it is crucial to get it fixed or replaced. If the tyres have a small slash there is a possibility that they may blow out. However, a nail or anything sharp that has punctured the tyre can easily be fixed without having to replace it.
Faulty brakes or faulty shock absorbers may also be something to take into consideration. The handling can be affected by flattened spots that could damage the tread of the tyre.
Many may not find it necessary to get these aspects looked at because they believe that the tyres only had the function of rolling and moving the car. This is true but they were also designed to move through rain or snow and to allow the car to stop in correlation with the brakes.
If services aren’t done regularly they more often lead to tread wear that is why it’s advisable to get tyres serviced often. If the tread is damaged it can cause problems with handling and manoeuvrability of the car which could possibly lead to accidents.
Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.