New tyres are an investment and it’s important to maintain them so they last a long time. When new tyres come off the production line, their rubber is still soft and malleable. Over time, this rubber will harden which can lead to premature wear on your new set of tyres. In this article, we will discuss three simple ways to help maintain your new tyres.
Check Air Pressure
One way to maintain your new tyres is by regularly checking the air pressure. A tyre that isn’t inflated properly can wear down more quickly so it’s important to check the pressure at least once a month and before long journeys.
Rotate your tyres
Rotating tyres is the process of changing the position of the tyres on your vehicle, often done by swapping the front and rear car tyres. This ensures that they wear out evenly and last longer. Rotate your new tyres every 8,000 km or once a month for optimal results. Tire rotation is necessary if you want your tires to last as long as possible. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, new tyres can be rotated by your mechanic when they are in for a service. Rotating new tyres every 8000km or once per month will help them last longer.
Buy quality tyres
When you are looking to buy new wheels, it is important to make sure the tyre brand itself is reputable with good feedback from your tyre centre.
Have them aligned and balanced regularly
Rotating your tyres every six months is a great way to help distribute the wear evenly across all four tyres. You should also make sure to check the air pressure and inflation levels regularly. Lastly, getting your tyres aligned and balanced will prevent damage caused by imbalances in tyre wear which can also contribute to premature wear.
Check the tyre tread
Checking tyre treads is important to ensure you have enough grip on the road, especially in wet weather conditions. If your tread depth is below the legal limit, it’s time for a new tyre. It’s also important to keep an eye on your driving habits. Driving too fast or braking harshly can cause premature wear on your tyres. Be conscious of how you’re driving and make sure you’re driving within the legal limits.
Don’t overload your car
It’s important not to overload your car as it can cause unnecessary wear on your new tyres. Try and keep the weight of your car down by removing any excess items you don’t need. This will help to distribute the load evenly across all four tyres and prevent them from wearing prematurely.
Get the most from your investment
These are just a few simple ways that you can maintain your new tyres and get the most from your investment. New tyres enhance performance and ensure a good experience for drivers on the road. In addition, new tyres along with regular maintenance will help contribute to safe driving conditions which is very important as well!
At RnM Tyres we recommend replacing your tyres every five years because new tyres are not cheap and it’s important that you maintain them for as long as possible. Browse our gallery to see our latest new tyre installations!