Caring for your tires
Regular maintenance to ensure performance until the day you want to replace. As tire wear increases, concerns about a reduction in performance will be deepened. If your vehicle loses control on a turn or slippery road, or if the brakes are too long, or if there is excessive jitter, you need to visit your dealer to resolve it. It may be improved by transposition, balancing, or positioning, perhaps by changing to a new one.
The following are the recommended points to help you operate your own or leave it to the professional for tire maintenance.
Maintain correct tire pressure
Develop a good habit of regularly checking tire pressure (every 2-4 weeks). Proper tire pressure can make your driving a lot safer and make your tires last longer.
Regularly check tire pressure
Even under ideal conditions, the tire pressure per month will be reduced at a rate of 0.69 bar or 1 PSI. This rate will increase as the temperature increases. Check the tire pressure at least once a month and take a closer look at the tread. You will find the recommended values for the tire pressure on the user manual of your vehicle or on the sidewall of the tire.
How to check tire pressure
Buy a tire pressure gauge or use a tire pressure gauge at the tire store;
The first priority is to check the tire pressure in the morning or when the tire is cooled. The temperature of the tire will increase after the vehicle is running and affect the value of the tire pressure;
Unscrew the valve cap and place the tire pressure gauge on the valve. It is normal to hear a brief click.
Read the value of the gauge and compare it to the recommended value of the vehicle (bar or psi);
Adjust the pressure or inflate in the tire store;
Re-check the tire pressure with a barometer and check with the manufacturer's parameters;
Screw the valve cap of each tire
Make sure to check each tire. If the tire pressure drops too much, let the tire store help.
Failure to install the rim or malfunction of the valve can result in slow air leaks.
Uniform tire wear by 190km-12,000km per trip or every 6 months
Tire transposition helps even wear of all components. It even helps to extend the life of the tire and achieve balanced handling and traction. Regular tire shifting helps keep the vehicle's handling smooth and smooth. It is also possible to perform tire transposition every time the oil is changed a second time.
Why do tire shifts? The tires on the front of the vehicle are usually worn faster than the back. If you change their position often, this helps them wear more evenly and achieve maximum tread life. Remember that tire transposition does not solve the wear problem caused by tire pressure discomfort.
How often do you need to change positions? Whenever you change the oil for the second time (about 10,000 -12,000km), you can change the tires. If you drive at high speeds, transport heavy loads, or travel long distances, this extra pressure means that you can change positions slightly more often. If you notice any uneven wear, change the position as soon as possible. When you drive on a flat avenue if they make a squeaky sound, it is time to consider transposition.
Can I change my tires myself? Since the correct installation of the tires is important, we recommend that you go to your dealer or tire store to be operated by a professional. But it's quite easy to do it yourself, and it also helps you understand how it works, without any special tools, just a little time and space.
To get any advice from the vehicle manufacturer, be sure to check the owner's manual provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
It is recommended that you perform tire transposition according to the pattern shown below.
Can be interchanged before and after all tires are the same size (pattern A-D)
Some vehicles have different sizes of tires and wheels on the front and rear axles. In this case, it is recommended to use pattern E (if tires are required without rotation).
When the tire having the tread pattern having the rotational direction requirement is transposed, the arrow molded on the side wall is observed at any time. These arrows indicate the direction of rotation of the tires that must be carefully observed. If these tires are of the same size, follow pattern A for transposition.
Directional tires with different specifications or front and rear axles with different offset values. Wheels with directional tires need to be disassembled, installed and rebalanced for proper transposition – check your owner's manual frequently To get any advice from the car manufacturer.
The condition of the tire tread is an indicator of the health of your vehicle. A full inspection of all four tires by a professional can help diagnose potential problems. Tire inspections are at least once a month, as well as before long trips and after long trips.
The tread wear indicator appears: These hard rubber wear points are designed to appear when the tread of your tire is to be polished. If these wear points appear, it means that you need to buy a new one. If you are unsure of their location, you can see the 旳 symbol used to indicate their location on the sidewall;
Tread wear is measured by the depth of the tire groove: the residual depth of the tread should be at least 2-3 mm. It is best to buy an inexpensive ditch depth gauge to check for a minimum tread depth that meets legal requirements. Make sure you measure the depth of the outside and inside of the tread at the same time.
Small objects get stuck in the tread: It is often seen that the tread is stuck in small objects. If it is stuck in the groove, be careful to take them out so as not to damage the tire; if it is a point, it looks like it is wearing Into the rubber, such as nails, do not move it before sending it to the repair shop, otherwise it may cause the tire to lose the tire pressure.
Wear on the outside of the tire: If you find that your tire has worn shoulders on both sides, you may need to vent or check for leaks. Tire pressure will naturally decrease, but driving in a gas-deficient state will increase fuel consumption and increase the risk of accidents. Make sure to check the tire pressure regularly. If you only find shoulder wear on the front wheels, it may be due to snakes or turning too fast.
Excessive wear on the tread center: If the tread center wears more than the two shoulders, the inflation pressure may be too high, which increases the risk of puncture. Please check the regulations of the depot, use the barometer, and vent the recommended tire pressure to the depot.
Uneven wear of a single tire: The pattern of tread wear will alert you to possible problems with the vehicle. If you find that the pattern pitch is unevenly worn, or is bald, you may need to do the balancing or positioning of the wheel. Sometimes bald-like wear indicates that the shock absorber is worn out, please consult a professional.
Uneven wear on tire impressions: Your tires will not be polished at the same speed. The front axle is loaded with the engine and most of the steering work, so the tires on the front axle will burn faster. If they are found to be faster than normal wear, check the suspension system. If the tire on one side of the vehicle wears more than the other, positioning may be required.
Pattern wear on the jagged edges of the tire edges: If you find that your tires have a serrated or feathery appearance along the edges, the possible cause is unstable friction on the road. This may be necessary to do positioning.
Regular inspection and maintenance of your tires will help to extend their life, but all tires will eventually be polished.
The tire life is not the same. It depends on your driving habits, the climate of your place of residence and how you care for your tires. All polished or damaged tires must be replaced.
Tire wear: Even the best maintenance does not prevent the tread from being polished over time. Wear indicators are available on most tires. These indicator points, typically 1.6 mm in height, are the minimum tread depths that indicate safe driving. You should also check the uneven tread wear pattern to find other problems that may exist with your tire or vehicle.
Obvious damage: Check the sidewall and tread for damage. If you notice a small crack in the sidewall – also known as a “crack”, it is time to change the tire. The sidewalls are not very thick and the damaged sidewalls may cause the tires to become unusable. You also need to check the tread, shoulder and sidewall bulges, bubbles, cuts or rips, which are clear signals that you need new tires, even if the tires have not been polished.
When buying a tire replacement, it is best to replace all four tires at once. If you only buy two, make sure they match the worn tires and make sure they are mounted on the rear axle of the car, which provides better traction and stability when you drive.