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Best practices to preserve the Tires

Tires are a key element in car safety. Sometimes we do not recognize their importance and we end up having certain behaviors that increase their wear and reduce the safety of the car.


It may sound like a lie, but with proper care it is possible to drive 40,000km with the same set of tires without needing to be replaced. In this way, we list some simple precautions that you should take be in order to preserve the tires and increase the safety of your car.

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1. Check its wear

The minimum value of tire tread depth is 1.6 mm for light vehicles and 1 mm for heavy vehicles. The best method to measure tire wear is through the use of a depth gauge. Thus, it must perform the measurement on the exterior, interior and center of the tire in order to understand if the wear is equal in the different parts.

However, there are certain manufacturers who in the production of tires insert wear indicators on their floor, to be aware of when to change them.


2. Adjust the pressure

When you add more cargo is to the vehicle, particularly on long journeys such as family holidays, you must regularize the tire pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions and the maximum load value defined.


3. Be aware of obstacles on the road

We should pay special attention to how we "deal" with certain tire enemies, including holes, stones and bumps. In order to increase the longevity of the tires it is important to take a preventive approach and to reduce the speed in these situations.


4. Replace valves

The valves are responsible for keeping the air inside the tires. Throughout its use, its wear increases, influencing their performance tires.


5. Control the tire pressure

When the tire pressure is below or above the manufacturer's stated value, it not only increases car consumption and tire wear, but also reduces tire grip.

To avoid these situations, you should check the tire pressure at least once a month to improve the durability and safety of your vehicle.


6. Align the direction

The steering alignment must be carried out every 10,000 km in order to keep the four wheels fully aligned to the surface and prevent them from dragging.

Checking the alignment can be done at any time, however it is recommended to go to a workshop that has suitable equipment and specialists to do this operation.


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