Posted by on December 23, 2017

Six Factors Damaging Tires

Why does tire care impact on your whole car’s performance? Sometimes tire care is underrated while the other part’s maintenance is considered much more important than the ties. In fact,  tire care is crucial to get a good performance and handling of a car. Although those four parches of rubber are very easy to overlook, we need to perform a few simple checks and maintenance to get the most out of them. Besides of greatest maintenances for the tires, we also need to prevent a few factors that may cause damage to them. If you want to keep your tires always in their best condition for any longer, here are six factors damaging tires you should know. Probably you can’t do anything with some of those factors, but there are some ways you can prevent the other some. Well, let’s find out each of them as follow:

  1. Physical factors

For physical factors that can damage your tires are age and wear & damage. We don’t think that we can do something with the first mentioned factor: age because we have nothing to do with the running time. However, there are a few things we can do to hack the tire’s lifespan. The second factor is wear and damage. There’s no way that we need to care about our tire when driving or storing the car to anticipate any potential damage to the tire.

  1. Road conditions

Driving on some roads condition can speed up the damage to the tire. That’s why we may notice a different tire’s lifespan of the same car with the exactly same tires because of the various road conditions it usually drove on. Driving on the road with some potholes, obstacles, curbs, sharp objects or speed bumps can easily damage the tires. If you often ride the car on the road with such conditions, you should be aware of any sign to know the right time to replace the tires.

  1. Climate

Climate is changing, and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Sadly, some climate factors can damage your tires. One of these factors is extreme temperatures. Extreme temperatures have potentially dangerous effects on tires by causing some serious damage. Driving during the sweltering day can damage the rubber of the tires. The other factor that can hurt the tires is rain, snow, and ice. That’s why the tires manufacturers create a specific tire for dealing with snow, ice, and rain. We should also be aware of oil, grease, and other chemicals. Those are some dangerous elements that can damage the tires, with or without your maintenance. The last thing to think about climate factor that can shorten the tire lifespan is strong sunlight and ozone.

  1. Driving habits

Different drivers result in different tires’ conditions. It is because some driving habits can also damage the tires like speeding, quick starts and emergency braking that require the tires to push the limit of its traction performance. Driving on damaged roads can also destroy the tires, moreover if the drivers don’t notice a change in handling, noise or vibration when driving. Failure to consult a professional when the driver notices something changes can also be dangerous for the tires.

  1. Ignoring basic tire maintenance

Just like the other part of the car, your tires require a few things to do to keep them in their best performance so you can get the best function for the car. Therefore, ignoring any or all of basic tire maintenance could lead to damaged tires. If you want to extend the tire’s lifespan, make sure you are not neglecting any of these things: air pressure, not routinely checking for a sign of wear or damage, and alignment and rotation. Besides that, don’t try to not going to a professional to replace or fit tires in case of damage or after an impact, not balancing tire storage, and also use of sealants that have not been approved.

  1. Improper usage

Some driver is experimenting with his tires in some situation that can damage the tires. In this case, we are not suggesting you do anything that can put the tires in danger, mostly because of improper usage. A few of inappropriate usages that lead to tires damage are mixing tire types, using tires on damaged, distorted or modified wheels, and using wheels & rim sizes that are not compatible. Furthermore, you should also avoid fitting tires without a speed capability and load index that is at least equal to or even higher than those originally specified by the car manufacturer. Reinflating a tire that has been run flat or severely under-inflated and using a spare tire of a different size at speeds more than 80kmph is also not good idea for the tire.

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