I thought I was pretty good at maintaining my car, but had to rethink that this week when one of my tyres shredded. I didn't even know that could happen. Luckily I wasn't going fast and the tyre held out until I got to the service station where I get mine changed.
Do you check your tyres regularly, or is it a once a year thing at registration time?
My mechanic does it for me.
In fact when one has the car serviced every few months, the mechanic is the one who must check them....and tell the driver, they will need to be replaced that visit, or if not too bad...next time you return to service your car.It could be one tyre,or two....but that's all part of his job.
If he is not doing it, you have to find a better one.
Admittedly, I do not check my tires often at all. My vehicle is a old secondhand car and I do not pay enough attention to it. I rarely check to make sure I have the right pressure in them too. I really ought to have them looked at or changed. I was recently driving on the highway and it felt like my vehicle was swerving to one side and it actually made me a little nervous. I've decided to make an appointment to have the tyres checked
I have my car serviced every 6 months but they have told me I need to check the tyres in between for pressure as they are always too low. This apparently causes them to wear quicker and uses more petrol.
Replacing tires at the right time is important for the good performance of vehicle, and also for ability to drive safely and comfortably.It is advisable to change your tires before your tread depth is worn to 1.6 mm.