Check your tires when you stop for gas

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The tires are important for your car’s safety, and the wrong tire selection can make your car unsafe. Upon purchasing a new set of tires, you must select high-quality tires that can provide you with a driving experience that matches your car’s performance. Tires will wear out over time, and they can also be damaged while hitting curbs during parking or hitting potholes while driving. It is therefore important that you stop and check your tires for any visible damages.  If you notice some cuts or bruises, you should drive to a tire service station and have them check the tires to assess if you can safely drive with them or if they have to be replaced.

Make sure to also check the tread depth of your tires, as you will need to replace the tires as the tread depth reaches 4 mm or 5/32 of an inch. Once you go below, you will see a significant drop in the tire’s key properties. This will impact the braking distance, which makes you more prone to accidents. It will increase the chances of hydroplaning when you drive during thunderstorms. Your tires will also lose grip and start skidding when taking sharp turns. Also check the tire pressure as low tire pressure increases the rolling resistance and tire wear. Both these add to your running costs as you drive your vehicle. You also won´t get the optimal performance from your tires.

You will also need to select good-quality tires; you also need to make sure that they are the best suited for your vehicle. Electric cars are heavier and provide higher torque. This results in higher wear, so you will need to have wear-resistant tires. Before purchasing the tires for an electric or hybrid car, check if they are good for this use. The tires should be recommended and even if they are recommended, they will need to be rotated more frequently than tires on petrol driven cars. Rotation ensures that the tires will last longer and that you can change the full set to new tires when they are worn out. By purchasing a full set of new tires, you ensure that you have the same grip on all positions around the vehicle. This improves the performance and balance of the vehicle. You can therefore drive safer and you can rely more on your vehicle for good grip even when cornering.

You need to make sure that you have the best tires for the different seasons of the year. As the winter is approaching, you need to ensure that you have winter-approved tires if you believe that your area will be impacted by winter weather. You can choose between winter tires that you only use during the winter season and combine them with a set of all-season tires for the rest of the year, or then you get a set of all-weather tires that can be used all year round.

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