Having a set of new tires installed on your car is one of the best feelings for an automotive enthusiast. When they are new, they offer the best contact with the road, the ride comfort is at its peak and you are absolutely worry-free when it comes to tire safety.
It is in your best interest to try and keep those tires to stay in good shape for as long as possible. If you are asking yourself how you can extend the life of it, you are in the right place.
In this article, we will reveal the 6 ways to extend the lifespan of your tires which will not only keep you safe on the road but also save you some cash in the long term. Stay with us!
6 Ways To Extended The Lifespan Of Your Tires:
Proper Wheel Alignment
Before we dive in deeper, we want to point out the importance of proper wheel alignment and the condition of your suspension. If your wheels are not aligned, your tires will wear out unevenly and much faster. That is the reason why we always recommend getting a wheel alignment when you have a new set of it mounted and balanced. The cost of a wheel alignment is worth it compared to the cost of new tires.
We have already talked about what a wheel alignment is and why it is so important. Click here to learn more.
Luckily for you, we also offer a professional wheel alignment in our workshop, click here to see all our services.
Adapt your driving style
This following tip is not for those of you who are into drifting and other tire-consuming activities. We understand your passion and we bet you know the effect that drifting and launching your car has on your tires.
However, if your goal is to extend the lifespan of it, we highly recommend you drive as calmly as possible. Your driving style can have a big impact on how quickly tires wear out. So for example, unnecessary hard braking and acceleration lead to unnecessary wear of the rubber and a faster reduction in tread depth, making it necessary to change it more frequently.
Keep a check on your tire pressure
Car and tire manufacturers provide the optimal tire pressure values for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is safety, but a major reason is also the prevention of excessive tire wear.
Low tire pressure causes too much contact with the road which leads to increased friction. The increase in friction can overheat the tire which has a significant effect on tire wear. On the opposite side of the spectrum, excessive tire pressure reduces the contact surface of the tire and the road. This leads to premature wear of the tire tread in the center of the tire.
Therefore, keeping an optimal tire pressure as determined by your car manufacturer is a major key if you want to extend the lifespan of it.
Do not overload your vehicle
From sports equipment to shopping to suitcases and heavy hauling – you will often find that your car is quickly fully loaded. However, if you frequently transport heavy loads in or with your vehicle, the tires can deteriorate much faster.
Remember that you may need to adjust the tire pressure on a fully loaded car. You should find two recommended tire pressures, one for normal use and a higher value for a fully loaded vehicle. This information can be found in your vehicle’s manual.
Protect your tires from the weather
Not everyone has access to a garage or other form of cover, but if you have a garage use it. Tires are naturally damaged by rain, heat, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. The damage caused by weather depends on how extreme the weather conditions are. Very hot or very cold climates or high-humidity environments are particularly harmful to rubber.
You can slow down the tire aging process by keeping your car out of the elements when you are not using it.
Make sure you rotate your tires
Tire wear is usually higher on the vehicle’s drive axle than on the rotating axle. While the front and rear tires wear more evenly on a rear-wheel drive vehicle, front tire wear is significantly higher on a front-wheel drive vehicle due to the steering forces acting on the front axle.
The best way to extend the life of your tires, in any case, is to rotate your tires at regular intervals throughout the year, ie when changing between summer and winter tires.
You’re in luck, extending the lifespan of your vehicles is made much easier with our help. Not only do we properly mount and balance your tires without damaging your rims, but we also make sure that your wheels are properly aligned and your tires regularly rotated.
If you need new tires, look no further. We carry Tire brands from BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Falken Tires, Hankook, Kumho, Michelin, Sumitomo, Nitto, Pirelli, and many more.