I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
Four small patches of rubber touching the road keep you safe while you drive your car. When your tires fail, you're at risk of having an accident. Here is how your tires work to keep you safe and how to monitor them for problems.
Tire Construction and Safety
Your tire is made up of layers of rubber, fiberglass and metal. These layers allow the tire to keep its shape while holding onto the road. The sidewalls of the tire flex as you go over bumps and around corners. The tread is what keeps your car on the road and not slipping off. Each manufacturer has their own design of tread for their tires. But all tread is made up of the following structures:
Monitoring Your Tires for Safety
A simple check of your tires at each visit to the gas station will tell you when your tires are unsafe and need to be replaced. When the lugs have worn down to an unsafe level, your tire no longer has the gripping power to keep your car on the road safely. Here are the three common ways of checking your tires:
23 November 2015