After engine and all the technical gremlins, most important thing that comes to us while driving is the ‘tire’. Yes that just a black piece of rubber for many of us, instead it is a whole plethora of engineering in itself. Today there are lot of advancements being witnessed in the industry of tires, and we don’t shy saying that the tire making companies are earning enormous amount of profits, that though however small they maybe. Well, we will talk about this business sometimes later on, but now it is the time to reveal what lies there behind this crucial piece of black rubber that had been employed to car very aggressively. As we all know the names like MRF, Good Year, Ceat, Apollo, JK Tyre and many more, they aren’t the organization someone who is small in terms of engineering quotient as well the turnovers. We are not explaining what secrets they follow behind their manufacturing process, but instead they employ a lot and lot of efforts like automobiles companies to get the best for customers. And in times when the competition is heated up, they had fastened their seat belt and are ready to take any challenge for you. In layman’s language we just wanted to explain, like car and its engine tires too are the astonishing marvel of engineering, and it so dominant that performance of the Car changes due to it many a times. And specifically for Indians it also reduces the fuel efficiency when not fitted proportionately to the wheels. So here we had the tricks to judge whether you need a tire change or not. Needless to say, we are daily experiencing everywhere that many of the of the accidents takes place here in India are most probably due to the tire burst and the mishaps caused solely by tire itself. So be careful the next time when you see your vehicle, and follow the mentioned tips to get things straight into your direction.
Measure the treading:
Treading on the tires says a lot. Treading is the actual part of engineering that engineers at the manufacturing bay had designed especially for the set of those rubber pieces. It is the face of tires that differentiates it from others and also gives you the particular riding comfort for which you had bought those sets. Measuring the tread is not a rocket-science. If one desires then he can take the vehicle to a professional or the mechanic to get the crippling checked, or else he too can use the in-house tricks to get at least a gross measurement of same. The treading of tire should be 1.6 millimeter in depth (i.e. 1/16 of an inch) for you to cruise safely on the road. In most of the cases we had seen in India that people use their index finger and make the conclusion with near to perfection clause of measurement. But hopefully when we had the perfect ways then why to rely on such examples. One that we had already mentioned, take the car to a professional and all, whilst the second one is use a measuring gauge at home itself, just like how the professionals do in their workshops. We know, you may have to shell out some bucks for it, but it will help you to stay informed about the condition of tires at any given point of time. Rather than that, there is one more trick to check the rubber crisp, and that will definitely not cost you a rupee. We are sorry about it, you will need a rupee for this check, but it is that you don’t need to pay it to someone for getting the tires checked.
One can insert the coin in between the treads and would mark the end on the coin where its rubber is facing the end. Then he can measure the distance using the scale, i.e. from the edge to the point marked. It is like that, when the meteorological executives put their sticks deep in water and the after taking it out they then take the measurement of the wet section and then conclude how deep that water body is. Using a coin instead of stick here will give you the convenience to measure and also the accuracy in the numbers. While making a point on the coin be sure to use the deep black marker so that one can rectify the measurement without soaring eyes deep in the terminology.
The tread wear indicator bars:
The tread wear indicator bars are built in the treads itself. Once when you buy the new set of tires then it is hardly visible on the surface. And when you start using it over a period of time then those can be visible clearly. It runs parallel to design of your tire treads. If only a one or couple of them are popping out in the visibility clearly then it is okay to ride with the same, but again when more numbers of them are visible then there is a need to worry. Get to the professionals and find out whether the treading is saying some hazardous indication or still you can drive more miles reliably on it.
The best way via which one can find its lacking is, driving the vehicle on a dry patch of land after passing a splashy puddle. The wet imprints of treads on the dry roads will give you the idea of those bars which were covering the gaps in between two treads earlier, are they now widening or just had remained the same. One can also take the aforementioned coin test to reveal this.
Sidewalls of tires:
No matter how good the treading maybe, but there some severe complications that starts from the sidewalls of your tires. Particularly the sidewall check can be conducted using our eyes only. No equipments or any other substance required. Just look for the cracks and grooves on the sides and if there are in abundance then you may need to take it to the expert. In most of the cases experts says, the crack on sides is an indications that your tire is going to leak, or worst it is on the verge of getting burst. So be a good person and avoid the further circumstances by replacing them.
Sometimes there are unobvious blister and bulges on the tire, which means something fishy is going on with the tires of your car. It happens when the outer wall of tire gets weaken and could not find itself sufficient enough to sustain load of the car. Hence, as an outcome, its fallacies start creeping out from one of these unshapely pigmentations on tires. It is a serious inclination that the pieces of rubber are definitely going to burst. First thing you should do in this scenario is don’t delay. Get them replaced without giving a moment for second thought. Let us explain you with the live example. The weak yet very active organ of our body is heart, and when a person gets an aneurysm in it then without wasting time we first rush to the hospital rather than relying only to the first aid medical actions. It’s because we know that heart is going to burst and the doctor had warned us before only. Hence, the same thing should be followed in this case too.
Vibration in excess:
There may be a lot of reason for the vibrations ringing your car. It could be the shock absorbers, unsettled setting of suspension, or it would be the unaligned and misbalanced tires. Things can go worst when you keep on avoiding them. There is no doubt that tires can cause some tremendous amount of shakes. But even if the tires are not the actual culprit in this sorted trembling activity, when you had confirmed about it with the mechanics, then the vibrations can damage them very aggressively. So avoid it always. Moreover, you can rectify it the best when you are running on a smooth piece of road and even then your vehicle is giving you a disco odour to passengers inside the cabin.