You need to follow a few simple rules to ensure the long life of your tires and to secure the life of yours and other people on the road:
- When you need to get over a curb, if possible, do it slowly and at the right angle.
- Check the depth of the tire tread at least once a month. If the tire is worn out, replace it.
- Don't run over the stones or high and sharp edges of the sidewalks. The sharp stones and curbs often cause the invisible damages which could later lead to the tire bursting when the car moves at high speed.
- Regularly inspect the tires of your car to find the damages or the marks from screws, nails and stones. These items can penetrate deeper into the tire and eventually cause a puncture. In any case, if the tire cannot be repaired, it must be replaced. Otherwise the tire could burst due the damaged spot. Think about your safety.
- Watch the pressure in the tires of your car. Do measure the pressure in the cold tires (if the tires are heated after the trip, you must wait 1.5-2 hours). Do not let the air out of the heated tires, because after the tire become cooler, the pressure will drop below the norm. Check the recommended tire pressure every two weeks when tire is in a cold state. If the tire pressure is below the norm, the tire can be heated while driving and at the same time get internal damage. By high speed driving the tire tread can peel off and the tire can blow up.
- Remember that tires are getting old even you use them a little or don't use at all. If you didn’t get your spare wheel out of trunk for several years, you need to use it with extreme care, trying to not overspeed.