Being a skilled driver, you should take care of your vehicle. Tires are the most important part just like other parts of your vehicle.
They face the tough resistance due to friction and chances of wear and tear are more than any other part of your vehicle.
To keep your tires in excellent conditions your should get familiar with taking care of your tires.
If you feel any need of repair or replacement of tire then visit some professional tire workshop.
Following are some guidelines to take care of your vehicleâ€™s tires:
Perform Proper Visual Inspections:
A proper visual inspection can help you by revealing punctures or other visible signs of damage requiring a repair or replacement.
It is vital to know when itâ€™s time to get a tire repaired and when a tire should be replaced by the new or a good one. Mind it, you should not compromise over the repair or replacement of your vehicleâ€™s tires.
â€¢ IF a tire loses air pressure then remove it and take it to some professional for its internal inspection.
â€¢ Do not drive on a flat tire. It will simply destroy that tire, even if you drive on it for a short distance.
â€¢ Most of the punctures are repairable. So donâ€™t think to purchase the new one at once, a professionalâ€™s advise would be quite helpful in making decision to buy a new tire.
â€¢ DO NOT repair any sidewall or tread punctures larger than 1/4 inch, and NEVER repair tires worn below 1/16 inch.
Wheel Balance and Alignment
Having your tires balanced and your vehicle properly aligned is important for tire longevity and vehicle performance.
â€¢ Unbalanced tires cause road vibration, which can lead to driver fatigue, premature tire wear (also known as cupping or dipping), and unnecessary wear to your vehicle's suspension.
â€¢ Tires should be balanced whenever they're mounted on wheels.
â€¢ They should be rebalanced at the first sign of a vibration or shimmy, and once a year.
Steps To Replace a Flat Tire
The most disappointing sound while driving is the sound of a flat tire. As a skilled driver, you must be self sufficient to replace the tire with the spare one placed in your vehicle trunk. It can be a great worry if you are on some lonely section of highway with a flat tired vehicle and you donâ€™t know the method to replace that flat tire.
Following are some basic steps involved in replacing a flat tire:
Step-1: You should have a spare tire, lug wrench and jack in your vehicle Autel MaxiSys MS906TS.
Step-2: Park your vehicle on a flat surface Autel Diaglink. Pull your car far away from running traffic. Donâ€™t forget to put up emergency brakes. It is also advised to put a block on the tire opposite of the flat tire.
Step-3: If your vehicle has a hubcap, remove it to reach the lug nuts. Use the hubcap to hold the nuts. Donâ€™t lose your hold on nuts in any case.
Step-4: Grab the lug wrench in your hand and adjust it on the flat tireâ€™s nut. Loosen the nuts by turning them anticlockwise. Use your all body strength as these nuts use to be very tight.
Step-5: Have a look on your vehicleâ€™s owner manual to get a guideline for the correct placement of the jack. Turn the hand crank at the end of the jack to raise the jack until it touches your vehicleâ€™s frame. Make sure its touching a well built part of your vehicleâ€™s frame.
Step-6: Lift the jack up by cranking the jack until the wheel is high above the ground to remove the tire easily.
Step-7: Now remove the loosed nut lugs from flat tire. You can do it by hand. Remove the tire and lay it flat so that it cannot roll in running traffic.
Step-8: Take your spare tire and fix it up in the lugs. Once the wheel is adjusted, take your lug nuts and tighten them by hand until you feel firm resistance in tightening them anymore.
Step-9: Lower the jack until the wheel gets on the ground.
Step-10: Now super tight the lug nut with the help of lug wrench. After this, you are now able to get back on the road.