Key aspects of your tires are making sure that they are kept in good condition throughout its lifetime. The extra attention that you will put to make sure that your tires are in good condition will not only save you money, but it will also make sure that you are safe on the roads.
A key item is the tire tread, as it gives your tire its key functionality. You need to make sure that the tread looks good, and that the wear is evenly spread. If you are using the right tire for the season, the tread pattern will give you good grip and traction and it will keep you safe regardless of weather.
You also need to make sure that you are not having any defects or tears on your tires. Make sure to also check the sidewalls, that they don’t have any ruptures. Once this is done, you need to make sure that the tire pressure is correct. This is to make sure that you have the best road comfort and driving experience. The tire pressure also has an impact on the rolling resistance, which in turn leads to fuel efficiency. If your tires are underinflated, the rolling resistance will increase and so will your fuel consumption.
Like all components in your car, tires too have an expiration date. Never use a tire for more than six years if you use it actively. The age can be figured out from the numbers on the sidewall of the tire.
It’s always a great idea to have a spare tire on hand to protect you from unforeseen circumstances, so make sure that also this tire is in good shape and that it is sufficiently inflated. Even with well-maintained tires, there are still going to be risks that will be out of your control.