By using your tires correctly, you can prolong their life and save considerable money. With Goodyear's recommendations, you can use your tires for longer, while saving your budget, while also contributing to the environment by using less natural resources and generating less waste. Here are a few Goodyear tips to help you contribute to the environment while protecting your budget.
Check tire pressure
One of the easiest checks you can do is to regularly monitor tire pressure. Tires decrease in pressure over time, and using tires that do not have the correct air pressure can lead to tire damage. Although many vehicles now have electronic tire monitoring (TPMS) systems, tire pressure must be checked manually with a pressure gauge. Pressure values are usually found in the vehicle manual. Tire pressures should be checked at least once a month. Control should not be neglected even before traveling with full load. Maximum load and speed values are embossed on the sidewall of the tires.
Check the tire tread
Visually check the tire tread at a similar time interval. Examine the grooves in the tread, middle or outer edges of the tire for visible signs of wear and any stuck objects.
Apply tire rotation
Another precaution that will allow you to use your tires longer is to rotate your tires. Front tires usually wear differently than rear tires, but by replacing them - front tires to the rear and rear tires to the front - tire life can be extended. Although rotation times vary, it is recommended that rotations be made more regularly if you frequently drive the vehicle at high speed or travel long or at full load. Uneven tooth erosion also indicates that rotation should be applied.
Balance the rod
Uneven tire wear may indicate a more serious tie rod balancing problem. Correct tie rod balancing allows you to use the tires for a longer period of time. If your vehicle is pulling to the right or left, or if your steering wheel is not centered or wobbly while your vehicle is driving straight, you should check your tires. The uneven wear of the tires jeopardizes the effectiveness of the tires if not corrected.
Use seasonal tires
If you want your tires to stay in good condition longer, use tires that are suitable for your season. It would be beneficial to use winter tires at temperatures below 7 ° C. Winter tires increase the safety of the vehicle by providing better grip and traction at low temperatures thanks to their chemical structure. Conversely, switch to summer tires when temperatures rise, as winter tires will wear faster on hot surfaces.