Tips to check tires for wear and tear

Tips to check tires for wear and tear

Dodge accidents by scheduling regular maintenance

With the UAE's scorching heat, vehicle tires wear out faster when cruising through the steaming terrain. Indeed, your and your passengers' comfort and safety may be attributed to your car's tire grip on the road.

To avoid tire-related accidents, your car should be regularly checked by a specialist. Underinflated tires create safety issues, can overheat and slit in no time. Overinflated tyres can compromise how much load your car can handle and blow up when running over debris. Incorrect tire pressure can cause uneven tread wear and misalignment. Therefore, ensure that you follow the correct tire inflation according to the manufacturer's recommended pressure. The correct inflation level allows for proper tire responsiveness, traction and handling.

It is recommended to check your vehicle's tires once a month or before a long trip. Definitely, new tires promise better grip and improved rupture resistance, but ensure you have the correct type to keep you and your passengers safe on the road.

Poor tires may pose a hazard to you, your passengers and other road travelers. Even the most careful drivers can overlook the details of their vehicle, including the condition of the tires, in the hustle and bustle of work. Needless to say, it is wise to visit your authorized car service center for regular routine services and repairs.

Handy Hints:

• New tires promise better grip, rupture resistance

• Incorrect tire pressure can cause uneven tread wear

• Visit a service center for routine services, repairs

Read more on the importance of tire pressure

Source: Alfred Ocianas, Special to Classifieds

The writer is a freelancer