Tread Wear and Tire Safety
The health of car tires has a direct impact on the safety of the occupants of the vehicle. Tire tread wear lowers the gas mileage, affects the car’s handling, and increases the chance of a breakdown. This calls for immediate tire replacement to minimize the chance of an accident.
Causes of Tire Tread Wear
There are three major causes of wear and tear:
Out-of-Spec Wheel Alignment
Wheel alignment is the adjustment of the vehicle’s suspension and steering components. Improper wheel alignments will cause your tires to wear prematurely and unevenly. Replacing the tires without realigning the wheel will still cause the same tire safety issues.
When the tire is underinflated, it will show excessive wear and tear on the outer edge. The underinflated tire will make the driver lose control when negotiating sharp curves.
Conversely, overinflated tires will wear at the center faster than the sides. This puts tires at a higher risk of rupturing.
When the wheel is not balanced, the stability is low, fuel consumption deteriorates, the driver’s comfort is poor, and the tire becomes uneven.
Taking care of your vehicle tires is pretty simple than most people think. It’s recommended to replace the tires when tread reaches 1/16 or 2/32 on an inch. Test tire pressure regularly and make adjustments where necessary.
More so, replace before they become unsafe. Ensure you get your tires from a reliable tire shop. Apart from tire replacement, you may ask them to align your wheel to avoid wear and tear.
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