When the summer ends , most of the more experienced drivers start thinking about replacing their tires. Sometimes that’s necessary , and sometimes it can be postponed a few days, but still , it’s vital to remember to switch your tires , especially if you live in an area with more seasons and switching weather. Why is that? Well mostly because if your tires are worn off , they’re more likely to cause problems, which might even progress into accidents if you’re not careful , and especially if you’re a novice driver which has little idea how to operate his or her car.
So what should you do ? First , visually check your tire’s tread if it’s worn off. It’s especially handy if you remember how it looked like. If it looks worn off then it’s definitely time to replace your tires and if it doesn’t , you may have to measure it with a specific tool because looks can be deceiving. The tread is very important because it’s the contact surface of the tire that contacts the road. What happens in fact is, your car applies weight to the tires and they actually manage to grip the road. If the tread is worn off however , it’s very possible to experience difficulties in your car’s handling. Another thing that the tread does is to train the snow, rain and slush from the road , using specific drainage construction of the pattern. That, also, is impossible if using a tire with a worn off tread. This can lead to more slipping, skidding , braking problems and difficulties when steering, so you must replace your tires before it’s too late and an accident has already happened. A careful and experienced driver always replaces his or her tires in time to avoid that.
Also , what you must take into consideration is the change in seasons. When the winter comes, ice and snow are likely to be piled up on the roads and the best way to make sure you won’t have problems with your tires is to buy winter tires. What’s so special about them? The compound they’re made from allows easier gripping of the road because it softer and stickier. Another thing that is very specific about winter tires is the fact that they have a tread that’s optimized to handle rain , snow and slush better than all-season tires for example , and you’ll be able to protect yourself and anyone who’s riding your car while your on the road. Last but not least, an advice which is more common sense than actually tire related – remember the old saying “Better safe than sorry” ? It applies to tire maintenance too. Be sure to check , maintain and replace your tires regularly and on time before something happens. Regretting your mistake won’t be of any use if anything were to actually happen , so take precautions in time so that you can ride freely and comfortably and drive your car no matter what the weather is. That way you’ll be more safe and more comfortable.