Despite the fact that they are of great importance to guarantee driving safety, tires are one of the great forgotten in vehicle maintenance. It must be remembered that they are the only point of contact between the vehicle and the asphalt, so it is essential that they are in good condition when traveling. In a new post, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) has resolved some doubts about tireslike the pressure they must have.
what happens when the tires have more pressure than recommended by the manufacturer? They will bulge slightly in the center of the flank and consequently have less grip on the road. If the situation continues over time, they will end up wearing out more in the central part than on the sides.
Driving with tires with less pressure than recommended by the manufacturer it is just as dangerous. In this case, the sides will wear more than the central part, so the steering of the vehicle will be heavier and the fuel consumption will increase significantly.
The OCU points out that “Advised tire pressure information is usually indicated on a label attached to the driver’s door, fuel filler flap, or other conspicuous place on the vehicle. Normally, the recommended pressures vary depending on the vehicle load or speed, and are usually between 2 and 2.7 bars. Sometimes the recommended pressure on the front axle is different from that on the rear».
And he points out that it is advisable to check the pressure «at least every month and whenever you are going to make a long trip. Do not forget to also measure the spare tire since, if it is necessary to use it, it must be under adequate pressure to be able to circulate».
How to take care of tires?
Along with the pressure Driving style is one of the main factors on which tire life depends. There are certain behaviors that cause greater wear, such as acceleration and sudden braking.
Regarding the way of taking the curves, it is important make a less forced trajectory to reduce tire wear. As is logical, special care must be taken with friction and blows to the tires, because curbs or potholes can cause irreparable damage to them.
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