1.How often should you check the tire pressure?
Check the pressure monthly in all of your tires including the spare. Also check it before going on a long trip or when you plan to carry extra load. You can find the vehicle manufacture’s tire pressure specifications on a placard/label affixed to the driver’s door or along the door jam. You can also check your vehicle owner’s manual for tire pressure recommendations.
Vehicle manufacturers specify PSI assuming tires are cold. Tires are considered cold when the vehicle has been parked for 3 hours or more, or if the vehicle has been driven less than a mile at moderate speed.
Use an air compressor to refill any tires with low pressure. Alternatively, you can use the air compressor found at most gas stations. Using a gas station air compressor means your tire might be “hot”. If it is necessary to adjust inflation pressure when tires are “hot”, set their pressure to 4 PSI above the recommended cold inflation pressure. Recheck the inflation pressure when the tires are cold.
2. When to replace the tire?
Most stats have established a 2/32-inch minimum tread depth requirement, which require motorists to replace a tire when the tire wears down to that depth. Regardless of which state you live in, Eversafe recommends that a tire be replaced when any portion of the tread is at 2/32-inch depth.
How do you know if you’ve reached the 2/32-inch thresholds? Use the tire tread depth indicators found within the tread grooves. Every tire has these indicators, also known as wear bars, at various places around he tire. Tread depth indicators are there so you can visually determine whether you have reached 2/32-inch in that groove without having to measure the depth with a tool. Replace any tire where the tread ribs become flush with the indicators bars.
Too little tire tread can create unsafe driving conditions. When tires can’t grip the road, a driver may lose control of his or her vehicle. When roads are wet or snowy, tire tread depth is very important. Anytime precipitation gets between your tires and the road, you need the tread to cut through it and maintain as much contact with the road surface as possible. The more shallow your tread, the more easily you may lose traction when driving in the wet or snow, reducing speed in those conditions helps you maintain grip.
3. Irregular tire wear and tire alignment
A common cause of early tire wear out and irregular tire wear are out-of-spec alignment conditions. The key to proper alignment is to adjust the angles of the tires and their contact within the road in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications for parameters such as camber, toe, and caster.
Here are some specific indicators of misalignment:
· Uneven and premature tread wear
· Vehicle puling to the left or right
· Your steering wheel is off center when driving straight
· Steering wheel vibration
4. What to do when tire blows out?
If the rear tire gets a sudden tire blowout, the vehicle will swerve to that side. In this case, hold the wheel and try to keep the vehicle going straight, steering quickly will cause loss of control or rolling over. Do not press the clutch or throttle but gently pressure down the brake (a sudden brake will cause the loss of control or rolling over), and gradually pull over. Turn on the hazard lights and apply the parking brake when replacing the tire on the curbside.
5. How to avoid tire damage?
Be careful when parking on curbside, because the cord plies of the radial tire can be easily damaged by the impact between curbside and sidewall. Low aspect ration tire is more likely to get sidewall undulation, indentation and protrusion. These always result in blowout on high speed.
6. How to prevent flat tires?
Check the exterior of the tire regularly, and use the pressure gauge to check the pressure. Always have an air compressor in the trunk in case tire pressure gets lower.
7. How to fix a flat tire?
Tire blowout is rare, but flat tire caused by puncture is very common. The most common method to repair a flat tire is putting a patch on a punctured tire. But it there are black pebbles or dust inside the tire, or if you see cracks or cuts on the inside of the tire, this repairing method might not be effective.
Alternatively, you can use Eversafe tire repair kit to fix a flat tire if you don't know how to patch a tire or simply want to save time. It’s fast and easy, and can be operated by anyone. Eversafe tire repair kit includes a tire inflators, so you can use that to check tire pressure, inflate the tire, or simply use as a flashlight. Using Eversafe tire repair kit to fix a flat tire usually only takes about 5 minutes, and doesn’t affect the tire. It's the perfect replacement for the spare.
However no all kinds of flat tire can be repaired, Eversafe tire repair kit seals puncture on tread section and no larger than 1/4 inches.
8. Spare tire user manual and maintenance
The average service life for spare tires is around 3 years. When replacing a spre, the air valve on it usually also reaches its service life and needs to be replaced to prevent slow leaking..
Do not drive above 50mph or longer than 100 miles on spare tire unless it’s a full size spare tire. Do not drive on full size spare tire for too long because the tire pressure and the tread war might be different from other tires.