Summer is the time we all anticipate hitting the road, “heading out on the highway,” with some place to go. If you live in the lower mainland or Vancouver Island, all one has to do is listen to the news about the ferry lineups and we know the “heading out” is already happening.
Now, one of the worst things that can happen is a mechanical breakdown, and another is having a tire blowout. At a fast speed, a blowout can be downright dangerous; at best, it can be a frustrating distraction, especially if your vehicle has one of those little donut tires that allow you to limp along to the nearest tire shop.
The best advice is don’t have a blowout and below, from Discount Motor City, where you will find the best buy sales on used cars, Surrey, we provide some tips that may just help prevent a blowout.
That sounds pretty simple. But, when was the last time you checked the pressure in your tires?
The proper pressure not only protects your tires, but can improve your gas mileage. At today’s gas prices, the purchase of a simple tire pressure gauge seems like a smart choice. It is hard on your tires and your pocketbook to drive on tires that are too hard or soft, so gauge them regularly and keep them just right.
Hitting those potholes hard puts tremendous pressure on your tires. The metal cords in the tire can be damaged making your tire susceptible to punctures and irreparable.
Construction sites are the worst for a tire picking up a foreign object, like a nail or shards of glass. If you get a foreign object in your tire, no matter where you are, it is best to change to the spare and take the damaged tire for repair. Driving on a tire with a nail or other object in it will only do more tire damage.
Who rotates their tires? I am guilty. But regular tire rotations can extend the life of your tires. Manufacturers usually recommend a rotation around every 12,000 Kilometres. Check with your tire supplier to see what they suggest
Did you know that tires have a shelf life? I learn something knew almost every day in the used car business. As a tired is exposed to different climatic conditions, and facing constant wear and tear, the rubber slowly decomposes. A tire usually has a shelf life of 8 to 10 years.
If you have the unfortunate experience of a tire blowout, I hope you have included the basics of safety equipment in the trunk of your car. Triangular warning signs and a reflective vest are two things that every vehicle should carry. And please, park well off the road in a safe area, and block your vehilce so there is no chance of movement when you have to make that tire change.
That’s it for tire tips today. If we can help with anything related to your car, please feel free to contact us at Discount Motor City, where you can find the best buy sales on a used car, Surrey.
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Happy motoring from all of us at Discount Motor City, the premier of used car dealerships Surrey, BC.
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