Steps for Safety & Maintenance 01. Do a Daily Visual Check
Check that all tyres have about the same inflation pressure.
Check the sidewalls for cracks or unusual bulges.
Check for and remove any foreign objects (e.g. stones or nails) that could puncture you tyres.
02. DO A MONTHLY TYRE PRESSURE CHECK
Use a proper tyre guage to measure tyre pressure.
Check pressure and inflate only when the tyres are cold. (a hot tyre will show inaccurate reading due to inflation)
It takes as long as 4 hours for a tyre to cool down so it’s best to check tyre pressure first thing in the morning.
Your vehicle tyre pressure chart can usually be found on the driver’s door frame or in your owner’s handbook.
Don’t forget to also inflate your spare tyre.
03. ROTATE TYRES EVERY 5,000 KM
Visit a reputable tyre shop or garage for tyre rotation.
Check your owner’s handbook for rotating sequence.
Have your tyres balanced at the same time.
04. CHECK THE TREAD DEPTH INDICATOR
All tyres come with a tread depth indicator. (see diagram)
When the indicator is flushed with the rest of the tread (usually about 1.6mm), it is time to change the tyre.
05. CHECK THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Misaligned wheels cause tyres to wear more quickly and irregularly, and prevents the vehicle from running or braking in a straight line. The suspension and steering components will also be subjected to extra stress.
It is a good idea to have your wheels aligned by a computerised alignment machine. A reputable workshop should have the wheel alignment specifications of your vehicle model.
06. Proper Inflation
A tyre without proper inflation does not work as a tyre at all.
A tyre only functions when it is supported by the air inside.
All its characteristics are related to inflation pressure. Therefore it is very important to maintain tyre inflation properly.
07. Why do your tyres wear out so quickly?
Premature tyre wear can be caused by a number of factors such as improper inflation, improper wheel alignment, rough driving conditions and infrequent tyre rotation. Visit Proshop to get the best care for your tyre!
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