You, Your Tires, And The Road What You Need To Know To Keep Your Tires Safe-tda7294

Automobiles Can you imagine a world without wheels? The invention of the wheel has made one of the largest impacts on society as we know it today. Think about it – almost every mode of transportation uses the wheel in some way. Cars have be.e one of the most popular mode of transportation. Since we use our cars so often (I know I do!) it’s important that we take good care of them; and I don’t mean to nag, but its so true. With car maintenance, it’s especially critical to make sure that your tires are working well and in good condition. Most people know that they need to prepare their tires for the winter (especially if they live in a snowy state), but there are things you can do year-round, as well. So here are a couple of things that you can do to make sure your tires are in good condition year round. And remember, when in doubt, take your car into a Sandy tire store to have them checked out. You just bought a new car, and a couple months down the line you notice that your car is, well, rumbling. You don’t recall signing up for Indiana Jones’ jeep, and you certainly don’t consider the bumps and quaking of your car "fun." So what could be wrong? Most likely, your tires are badly unbalanced and need to be rotated. Fortunately, this is quick and easy to fix, not to mention inexpensive. First, look at the owner’s manual inside your car and see what re.mendations the manufacturer has. Once you’ve read this, take your car into a skilled Sandy tires store to have your tires balanced and rotated. This doesn’t take very long – so don’t worry, you won’t be camped out in the waiting room overnight. After you’ve had this done, keep track of your miles the way you keep track of your oil. After 6,000 miles, you will need to have you tires rotated again. Now that you’ve grasped the importance of rotating your tires, let’s mention a few things about inflation levels. Think about it this way: would you float down a river with a half-inflated inner- tube? Probably not! Nor would you float down a river with an over-inflated inner tube, because there’s the danger of it popping, and leaving you stranded. That is enough to ruin any fun afternoon! Safety is the primary reason for checking your tire pressure but properly inflated tires also improve gas mileage and driving performance. If you’ve ever noticed that your car’s handling is off, the problem could be in your tires. Tires that aren’t inflated right can cause total tire failure (like a blowout) and a really bad car accident! Also, improperly inflated tires can decrease their lifespan, which means you have to buy new tires sooner,(and no one wants to do that)! So make sure that you bring your car into a Sandy tire mechanic to have the air pressure checked regularly. Next, you’ll need to check the tread on your tires. You’re probably already familiar with what this is – the grooved, Grand Canyon-like inlets on your tires. This seems like a bizarre thing to check on a regular basis; but remember, it’s the tread on your tires that prevents you from hydroplaning in wet weather. If you live in colder conditions with snow, the condition of your tread even more important. You can check your tread with a simple penny, and it takes about two minutes. Insert the penny upside-down with the tales side facing you. If the memorial building is covered, you’re tread is safe to drive on. However, if you flip the coin around (still upside down), and part of Abe’s head isn’t covered, then your tread is so worn down that it’s illegal to drive! State law requires that you have more that 2/32" of tread on your car. Anything below that is a danger not only to you, but other drivers. If your tread is in that hazardous state, you’ll need to replace your tires are quickly as possible at a Sandy tire store. So is that it? Is that really all there is to making sure your tires are safe? Well, sort of. There will always be certain things you need to check to make sure your tires are safe. However, one of the biggest indicators that your tires are a good fit is how your car feels when you drive it. Does the road feel smooth under your feet? Or is it bumpy and un.fortable, especially when you hit high speeds? Don’t hesitate to search for reviews before you purchase a set of tires. Also, get into the habit of bringing your car into a Sandy tire mechanic on a regular basis. So, if you’ve done all of the things above, and your car feels smooth when you drive, then you should be in good condition! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: