Q1. What causes irregular wear and tear of tyres?
There are many factors attached to irregular wear and tear. When tyres are repeatedly scraped against belligerent driving, misaligned steering, kerbs, worn out parts of suspension; these all add to wearing of tyres.
Q2. Is it necessary to get my tyres checked very often?
Yes it is. At least once a month is the requirement for getting your tyres checked. Even before going on long journeys, it is necessary. Make sure to check air pressure, tread depth and wear and tear of it.
Q3. What are the things that are necessary for checking my tyres?
The first thing is the tread width. Check whether they meet the minimum requirements or not. Then move over to air pressure which should be according to the vehicle manufacturers’ settings, as given. After this, have a check for cuts and bulges.
Q4. Why is it necessary to have correct air pressure of your tyres maintained?
If tyres don’t have the correct air pressure, the handling and the road grip will worsen which can lead to accidents in worst situations. In addition to this, tyres which don’t have sufficient air might reach a condition of unexpected blowout or premature wearing of tyres.
Q5. Is there a fixed life of tyres with respect to the number of miles I can get with them?
The life is be fixed but mostly it depends on the way they are used. A well-maintained set might well over run for a time longer than its life. On the other hand, a badly used, high class brand might show signs of derailing in just a short time of use.
Q6. Is it right to change all the four tyres at the same time?
It is preferable to fit all four at the same time because it helps in maintaining a good road grip. In case four cannot be changed at the same time, then opt for a change of two.
Q7. Why is wheel alignment important?
Wheel alignment helps to get a good mileage with respect to the fuel usage. It also extends the life of tyres. Next, it helps maintenance of suspension parts by eliminating the strain on steering. Lastly it allows a smooth and comfortable ride.
Q8. How many brands of Tyres do Tyres R US supply?
We offer well over 25 different brands of Tyres ranging in different sizes to meet your car’s needs accordingly.
Q9. What are some of the basic steps needed for car tyre maintenance?
The basic steps required for car tyre maintenance are as follows:
Tyre rotation on a half yearly basis or every 10000km, resulting in a longer lifetime
Wheel alignment on a half yearly basis
Maintenance of an appropriate level of air pressure and a spare
Q10. What should be the appropriate level of air pressure in tyres of varying sizes?
The appropriate level of air pressure is different for each size. Given below are the common sizes and their level of air pressure in pound per square inche.
13 inch to 14 inch = 32-34 PSI
15 inch to 16 inch = 35-36 PSI
17 inch to 22 inch = 38-40 PSI
Q11. At what temperature is it best to check the tyres for proper maintenance?
tyres must be checked when they’re cold.
Important: Watch out for irregular physical damages.
Q12. How are the various tyre sizes for a passenger car read?
An example of how a tyre size is expressed is 205/65R15 91V.
205 is the width of the tyre in mm
65 refers to the ratio of the sidewall to the tread which is 65% of 205.
R means that the tyre is a radial ply construction. The casing cord rotates along the beads. The belt cord moves directly under the tread.
15 is the diameter given in inches.
91 is the load index which is the load carrying capacity of a tyre. Each tyre has its own load index. In this case a load index of 91 is equivalent to 630kgs.
The letter given after the load index gives the speed rating.