Essential Tyre Checklist Before Hitting Roads In Monsoon

Published On 2019-07-25 17:24:55By TyreDekho Team 699 views

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After the scorching summer, rains are one of the most beautiful phenomena of nature. The surrounding looks full of life and the fresh fragrance after a downpour is one of the life’s delightful scents. What can be better than going out for a drive and enjoy that scents but, driving in wet roads also brings along some hurdles and uncertainties like open ditches, flooded streets, traffic and puddles for which we should be fully prepared beforehand.

If you are preparing for a road trip this monsoon and do not want to get stuck in the middle of nowhere or meet with any mishap then here are a few things that you should keep in mind before hitting the roads:

Examine tyre valves: Tubeless tyres are used in most of the vehicles these days. Faulty or torn out tyre valves can lead to a lack of tyres pressure, which can be very risky. You should always replace worn-out or old tyre valves. Just make sure that all the valves are closed with caps to prevent the damage effected by water and dirt in the rainy season.

If the valve cap is not used over time, the internal mechanism of a valve can get damaged due to road debris gathering inside. They are made out of rubber and rubber decays over time, and the valve can get several micro cracks.

Always check the alignment of wheels: Alignment of the wheels is one thing that plays an essential role. Wheel alignment affects tyre wear, fuel efficiency, tyre performance, manoeuvrability and vehicle handling. You can very well think of how risky it can be to drive an unstable car on low-friction roads.

Alignment of the wheels plays a significant role in a vehicle’s steering response. When tyres and wheels are not perfectly aligned, several obstacles can occur within a vehicle’s various systems. A wheel alignment will further prolong the life of the tyres.

Maintain proper air pressure: You should always fill the air in the tyres according to the PSI recommended by the manufacturer. Overinflation and underinflation both can be harmful to the driver as well as the vehicle. An underinflated tyre can reduce the fuel economy by 5 percent and even decrease the life of the tyre. On the other hand, overinflated tyres will reduce your capacity to control your vehicle and will also put the tyre at threat of damage when getting in contact with the potholes.

Check the tread of tyre: A weak tread on the tyre will make the car drift effortlessly on a wet surface resulting in aquaplaning. A lot of tyres now features a marker that tells you the correct time to change the tyres, which makes it hassle-free to check the depth of the tread.

Always have tyre inflator and other necessary tools: You should always carry a tyre inflator and other essential tools to deal with issues such as punctures or engine breakdown. Other than that, it is vital to take a spare wheel. The spare wheel will help you out in a situation where repairing the tyre is not possible.

Following the checklist mentioned above will surely assist you to have a safe road trip in the monsoon and also deal with any misfortune. Make sure to follow them before heading out in the thunderstorm with your car.

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