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TIRE CARE
Check tires to the right air pressure
The main function of a tire is to carry the load of the car. Therefore, it is vital that correct air pressure is maintained. Over-inflation will cause rapid and irregular wear. Under-inflation will damage the tire structure leading to possible accidents. Improper air pressure will not allow the tire to function within its design. Drivers should follow the recommended air pressure from the vehicle manufacturer as listed on a sticker located on the vehicle's door jamb, glove box door or in the owner's manual.
Ensure tire tread depth
Most new tires have about 8-9mm of tread pattern when manufactured but when the tread wears down to less than 1.6mm, the tire may be unsafe to use in wet conditions and should be replaced as soon as possible. tires have indicators in their tread pattern which show as lines across the tread when reduced to 1.6mm.
Inspect tires monthly
Knowing what to look for is only useful if you actually take the time to look. Get in the habit of frequently inspecting tires for proper inflation, damage or wear. If something doesn't look right, take your car to a tire dealer for closer inspection.
Replace tires properly
If you only replace two tires at a time, mount them on the rear axle. Otherwise, your car could lose rear traction in the rain and spin out.
Avoid "mixing" tires
It is advisable to avoid mixing different brand tires on the same axle due to varying construction styles. It can also be dangerous to mix tires of different sizes or aspect ratios. You should consult a qualified tire technician for advice.
Avoid hard braking and sudden acceleration
tires may wear quickly if consistently subjected to hard braking or rapid acceleration.
Proper alignment is important
Have your car's suspension re-aligned when you buy new tires, if you notice uneven wear or if it has been a while since your last alignment. A suspension that is not aligned properly can wear out new tires after only a few thousand miles and adversely affect gas mileage.
tire Care
Top Ten tire Tips.
1. Check tire pressure on a regular basis.
2. Never mix cross ply/radial or directional/non directional on the same axle.
3. Tread depth should be at least 1.6 mm across 75% of tread depth, to be legal.
4. Be able to change your tire in an emergency situation.
5. Keep tire changing equipment in a serviceable condition.
6. Drive with care in adverse weather conditions - give your tires a chance.
7. Be vigilant for damage to your tires.
8. Look after your car's steering and suspension, as this will greatly affect tire performance.
9. Choose the appropriate tire size and speed rating recommended for your vehicle.
10. Any suspicions about your tires - check it out!
tire Pressures
Too much pressure (over inflated)
The tire becomes hard and the contact area is reduced. Grip and performance is impaired especially in bad weather conditions and the steering becomes less assertive. Other symptoms include premature wear to the tire in the centre.

Too little pressure (under inflated)
This is the most dangerous scenario. The tire becomes less rigid and offers inferior control. Eventually, the tire casing will break or crack, as the internal heat rises due to lack of air pressure.

The consequences can be severe. Because of the lack of pressure to hold the sidewalls fairly rigid the extra flexing can cause the walls to become weaker and may ultimately fail as speed and cornering forces increase. Tread pattern will suffer, with premature wear on the shoulders of the tire and extreme cornering force can even cause the tire to become detached from the rim.