It is easy to assume that everything is alright with your tires until you have a blowout.
There are times that this is unavoidable; maybe you drove over a sharp object on the road, which was not visible until you hit it.
However, in other cases, there are things you can do about it.
CHECK YOUR TREAD
We would recommend checking the tread of your tires on a regular basis. Ideally, get into the habit of checking that they are road worthy before a long road trip, or doing it once a fortnight, or on a certain day of the month.
Doing so regularly and getting into a routine about your inspections means that you are more likely to remember to do it in the future.
Just to recap, a poor tread means that your tires will wear badly and be more likely to be the cause of alarming noises, as well as shaking or bumping.
CHECK THE AIR PRESSURE
We would recommend that you check the air pressure in the tires frequently, also.
How frequently? Well, this is up to you, but our experts suggest every time you refuel is a good time to check up on your tires air pressure, as well as your vehicle’s overall wellbeing.
If the air pressure is not constant then you may have a leak and this could be dangerous to drive on. Even if the leak is a slow one, drive fast on a tire with a slow puncture and you could have a spectacular blowout along the way somewhere!
CHECK FOR SIGNS OF WEAR
Checking for signs of wear is pretty simple to do and doesn’t take any special qualifications. You just get out of your car and walk around it, inspecting the wear on the tires.
Look hard for the signs of wear on the tires. This may be the small pieces of rubber sticking out from the sides of the tires. If you can’t see them, this means your tires are worn.
It should be fairly easy to spot if they are worn. If they are, the sooner they are replaced the safer you will be.
Driving on worn tires can be especially hazardous in wet or rainy conditions, so get it seen to asap.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY TIRES LAST FOR?
As a general rule of thumb, your new tires should last for approximately 50,000 miles, in the best driving conditions.
But as we know, driving conditions are rarely perfect, so get out and check them frequently.