Correct air pressure is the first and foremost thing that a vehicle owner must always consider for a fruitful tyre performance. All the tyre manufacturers and even the vehicle sellers specify a suitable tyre pressure for every particular tyre model that is required to be maintained. PSI and BAR pressure are the most common units of air pressure measurement. It is a least known fact that air from a tyre outflows at the rate of up to 2 pounds per month. Especially during summers, air from a tyre escapes at a higher rate and therefore, it is always advisable to regularly check the air pressure when the temperature rises.

Advantages of correct air pressure:
  • Safety – Over-inflated and under-inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling which might result in an accident, therefore, it is always advisable to keep the tyres sufficiently inflated.
  • Fuel Economy – Tyre pressure has a direct relationship with vehicle’s fuel economy. Under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance which consumes more fuel to run the vehicle at the same speed.
  • Tyre Life – Tyres that are over-inflated or under-inflated are damaged faster and therefore are a direct threat to your wallet.

Not only improper wheel alignment can reduce the tyre life of your vehicle but also indecent wheel balance can do a major harm to your vehicle tyres. When you feel the vibration through the steering wheel, it can mean that a wheel is out of balance. This might result in early wearing of steering components and suspension, tyres and rotating parts. Mechanics use tiny weights to counterbalance the heavier areas of the tyre and wheel assembly. In some cases, when the vehicle is at high speed, weights that are added onto the rim or alloy loose and the wheel starts wobbling again, therefore, it is always advisable to get the wheel balanced only through the wheel balancing machine. Guru mantra is that balanced wheels always deliver a swift riding experience and extend your tyre life thereby saving your time and money.

Improper wheel alignment is also directly related to your vehicle’s tyre life. If you are driving in a straight line and your car feels as if it is pulling towards the left or right then certainly the problem is with your car’s wheel alignment. Inaccurate wheel alignment may result in fast and irregular tyre wear therefore this problem should be fixed as soon as possible. Generally, wheel alignment is hampered due to reasons like driving against a pavement, hitting a pothole or excessive steering or suspension wear. Wheel alignment issue can be fixed by adjusting the vehicle’s suspension and steering components. This would also ensure least tyre wear.


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