How often do you change tires?
When should I change tires?
Is the theory of “tire life of 5 years” correct?
As many people know, 5 years is only a guide, and the actual life of a tire depends on how often you use the car and how you ride.
So how do you determine tire life?
Even if you do not have someone with specialized knowledge look, you can basically check the tire replacement guide yourself.
First, let’s check the date of manufacture by looking at the date of manufacture written next to the tire.
In addition, cracks enter the tire with the use of the tire.
If the number of fine cracks is increasing or large cracks are found, we recommend that you consider changing tires. And the most obvious indicator is the slip sign.
The slip sign on all tires appears when the groove is 1,6mm. Running with this out is prohibited by law and will not pass the vehicle inspection.
You must start by checking your tires regularly with your own eyes.
What happens if you keep running without changing tires?
If you continue to run with old tires, your braking power will drop and you will not be able to brake well or turn a corner.
That alone is dangerous, but more dangerous things can happen. For example, tire bursts.
I often hear tire punctures, but what does a tire burst mean?
A puncture means “a hole in the tire tube that deflates air”, while a burst means “the tire bursts while driving”.
Continuing to use tires that have deteriorated over time is like running your own life at risk.
Moreover, bursts can be caused not only by tire aging, but also by other causes.
It is a lack of air pressure.
Tires support the body of the car, but Strictly speaking, the air inside the tires supports it.
There is no problem if the air pressure is correct, but if you run below the appropriate value, a standing wave phenomenon will occur inside the tire.
This is literally a wave in the tire. It is said that standing waves are more likely to occur when driving on highways than on ordinary roads.
The reason for this is that the tire is usually only recessed on the surface where the tire and the road are in contact with each other, but when driving at high speed, the dent cannot keep up with the driving speed of the car and only the dent of the tire is left behind is.
The centrifugal force applied to this dent leads to the aforementioned burst. Therefore, you must be especially careful when driving on the highway.
How to make tires last longer?
You want to keep tires and tire replacement costs down as much as possible.
In order to make tires last longer, you need to pay attention to two points: driving and parking.
Avoid sudden braking or sudden starting while driving, as it will cause great damage to the tires.
Choosing a road with less stop and go will make the tires last longer.
In addition, tire life is reduced not only when driving but also when parking.
Tires are subject to deterioration when exposed to sunlight, so it is better to store them in a garage.
And detergents and waxes can also cause deterioration. Excessive use also shortens tire life.