Drive Safe To Work
Did you know that we spend the most dangerous hours of our life when we are in the car? Especially when driving back home from a long day at work; tired, frustrated, stuck in rush hour traffic. Surely, there are many things we do not control, like the weather conditions or the actions of other drivers, but there are also many we can control. For example, taking good care of our vehicle, and more specifically, the tires.
Simply because they're on the outside it doesn't indicate we shouldn't worry ourselves with the car tires. Honestly speaking tires is what keeps us at the ground. They're the most overworked with regards to car parts. If we're talking about caste system, they're the working class. They're the blue collar employees doing the dirty job no one wants to do.
And since they're one of the most overworked, they should have the best "medical" care. It's just like walking on tight rope operating on tires that aren't
appropriately maintained. If you're an automobile owner it's not just
beneficial to learn the cylinders of your engine or even the torque. Or if you
possess a fleet of say trucks or buses, it's not just crucial that you
understand their fuel efficiency, you must be experienced of the particulars of
One of the primary things you ought to know when first buying your car or fleet is identifying the appropriate air pressure for the tires. Incorrect air pressure equals disaster especially if your cars or trucks go on very long trips or are constantly on the move. While low pressure will cause the wearing of the outside of your tires, over-inflation will damage its central section.
It's vital that you examine your tire pressure at least once per month, for
fleets, as often as you can. And never neglect that for car owners, you've got
five tires in all. For ten wheeler trucks, you've eleven. Concealed somewhere
within your vehicle is the spare tire that needs the same attention as the ones
The Penny Test
Tire tread is yet another thing that wears quickly. The jargon for checking when your tire tread is already thinning is Penny Test. The method with this is shooting the penny within the grooves. If Abraham Lincoln's head is still buried deep inside, your tires are still good to go. But if you start seeing the text "In God We Trust" over his head, then it's time for you to start shopping for new tires.
A thinned down tread loses traction on the streets and slippery when wet isn't
just a caution any longer but a reality. If you see your tires wearing easily,
you can examine for other maintenance problems for example misalignment,
imbalance or any other mechanical troubles.
Rotating your tires is one of the ideal ways to prevent the deteriorating of
your tread. Usually only one or two sides of our vehicles are constantly used.
When more weight is pushed on that side, the more the tires have a tendency to
bite on the streets. Rotating the tires balance out their usage.
Unbalanced wheels induce tires to shake, bounce or feel wobbly when you're driving your vehicle. Balancing tires is the act of adding weight to the lighter tire.
So, be good to your tire and your tire will likely be good to you. Plus they can all take you to where no man has gone before. One further thing to remember not only for your tires but also concerns your engine, your suspension, your safety: never overload. Your car as a whole can only take so much.