Importance tire inspections

November 13, 2017

Importance of Tire Inspections for your Vehicle

  When you own a vehicle, always remember the importance of tire inspections. The tires are important because they are the only contact between your vehicle and the road. Although tires today have become safer, they still remain a major source of accidents due to tire blowouts, tread separation, and any other issues that might occur. Tires need constant attention, periodic checks and proper maintenance for proper handling, better fuel economy, and extended tire life. Knowing the importance of tire inspections should also include checking the air pressure regularly and frequently. An important point to be kept in mind is that it is not tires that support the vehicle’s weight, but the air pressure inside. Most of us rely on visual inspection of tires to know if it is properly inflated or not, but to visually notice under inflation, it requires inflation pressure to reduce to about 50 % of recommended inflation pressure. Under inflated tires not only increases safety risk, but it also increases fuel consumption as rolling resistance increases. If you think that over inflating it so that you get more time before the next air refill, you are mistaken, over inflation equally increases tire damage. So the aim is to inflate it to the recommended pressure. However visual inspection of tires for cuts, bulges, tread wear, and inflation is recommended. This should be done on a daily basis, or at least once a week. If you not sure of the condition of the tires, make sure to contact us and we can inspect the tires for you. Catching an issue at the first sign can help you prevent further damage in the long run. The importance of tire inspections will help your vehicle to be safe and reliable. Having a good set of tires will also help improve fuel efficiency as well.