Not everyone is a car nerd or has the knowledge about the car they are driving apart from the basic 101. You know need to get your car to the mechanic to get it checked so it will pass the mandatory inspection.
You know after a certain distance is covered by the car the engine oil needs to be replaced. Apart from the obvious time, like when you have a flat tyre, when should you have your tyres changed? Can you just have one tyre change, or do all of them need to be changed?
Well, let’s take it one step at a time, shall we?
First, before even looking at the tyres, think back to when exactly did you get the tyres? Did they come with the car? If your car is second hand, did the previous owner change the tires before you purchased it?
If not, and the tyres have not been changed in over ten years, its best to have them changed now. The rubber in the tyre degenerates when exposed to the oxygen in the air.
So, even if they look okay visually, but they have not been serviced and changed in a long time, it is highly recommended for your safety, that they be replaced.
Now, maybe it hasn’t been that long that you changed them, but it still has been a short while, or maybe there is a great deal to buy tyres online Qatar, and you want to take advantage of it. If that’s the case, then check your tyres and see if they look okay.
Visually, do the tyres look to be in okay condition? Are there any obvious bumps or intrusion on specific places? Does one tyre look ore flat than the other? If yes, then it’s time to get them changed.
As you’re checking the tyres, look for any pattern in the deterioration. If only the back tyres look ruined, or the tyres on the side, then maybe the car is not aligned properly. Now, this is important.
This means the car is weighing more on one side than the other, putting more pressure on some tyres, making them wear out faster than the rest. This problem will need to addressed and fixed before you get new tyres as the new ones are likely going to get worn out a lot faster than they should. It’ll just be a waste of money and energy.
Now, after all the examination, if you have concluded you do need to change your tyres, the question arises: should you replace all of your tyres? Or just the one that actually needs replacing?
This has been an ongoing debate for a while. Some say it is better to change all tyres, and definitely safer, as this helps to make calculated prediction on how all the tyres are likely to perform.
In other words, if all the tyres are of the same make and model from one manufacturer and they have a similar wear and tear, they are all going to have roughly the same friction and control as the other.
If even one in the mix is different, let’s say, it is a newer tyre and its treads are more pronounced than the rest, it is going to have a stronger grip than the rest, it might come to a halt before the others, or turn more sharply than the rest, making the vehicle act unpredictably which can be dangerous.
However, replacing all tyres when only one is damage can cost quite a lot. So, experts now say that you can change a single tyre only if the treads on the other tyres are still up to standard.
Usually, thread depths are 32nd of an inch, but it does vary from manufacture to manufacture and on the different categories of tyres. Experts also suggest placing the new tyre on the rear side of the vehicle, for safety reasons, if replacing only one tyre.