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Tyre & Car Care Safety Guide
TIPS TO AVOID TYRE BURSTS
BASIC DOs and DON’Ts
-- Ensure Proper Inflation
-- Ensure Uniform Tread Wear
-- Some more DOs
DONTs for Car Driving Safety & Care
 
T Y R E    &   C A R    C A R E    S A F E T Y    G U I D E
 
      TIPS TO AVOID TYRE BURSTS
                 One of the possible reasons of accidents on highways and express-ways is tyre burst. These are known to occur in many cases as a result of neglect by motorists. For example, low or excess air pressure, worn out tyre patterns, damaged, badly repaired or poorly retreaded tyres.
Some people under-inflate tyres to improve the ride comfort. This compromises the vehicle safety and can result in a burst at high speeds due to the excessive flexing and resultant heat generation. Excessive under inflation could also lead to weakening of the tyre carcass.
Tyre bursts can also occur because of neglected or improperly repaired cuts.

TREAD WEAR INDICATOR (TWI ) - All Indian car tyres are provided with tread wear indicators for timely removal for safety reasons.
A simple visual check for obvious signs of uneven wear can go a long way to improve the life of your tyres and vehicle suspension.
      BASIC DOs and DON’Ts
Dos for Car Driving Safety & Care
DOs
Ensure Proper Inflation
 
Maintain correct inflation pressure as
recommended by the vehicle manufacturer, or tyre companies.
Get air pressure of your tyres checked at least once in a fortnight.

Always check the air pressure when the tyres are cold (i.e. within 2 kilometers of drive), it is normal for tyres to heat up and the air pressure to go up as you drive.

Increase inflation pressure by 30 KPa (5 PSI) over the car maker's recommendation, when going on a long journey or sustained high speed.

Replace defective valve cores and always use valve caps.
DOs
Ensure Uniform Tread Wear
 
Visually inspect your tyres for uneven tread wear regularly.

Rotate your tyres every 5,000 kms to 8,000Kms to optimise tyre life.

Have your wheel alignment and balancing checked periodically particularly whenever you have indications- such as 'pulling' or'vibrations'.
Remove tyres when they are worn upto Tread Wear Indicators (TWI).

Whenever a tyre is disassembled for any reason, wheel balancing should be done before re-mounting the wheel on the car.

Respond immediately to changes in vehicle handling or mechanical faults specially whiledriving on highways/expressways.

DOs

Use only The recommended rim size, tyre size, ply rating and speed symbol.

Ensure wheel nuts are in place and properly tightened.

Ensure that the tyre/tube is fitted correctly on rim.

Always use the correct size of tube for a given tyre size.

Check your tyres regularly for cuts and damages.

Always obey posted speed limits.

Tyres:Alignment check every 5000 Km. or after a long drive on rough roads. Inflation pressure – check once a week when the tyres are cold.

Increase air pressure by 2 to 4 PSI when travelling long distances.

      BASIC DOs and DON’Ts
DON’Ts for Car Driving Safety & Care
USE RADIALS & BIAS TYRES ON THE SAME AXLE.

It is desirable not to use radial and bias tyres on the same vehicle. If you have to, ENSURE THAT YOU USE RADIALS ON THE REAR AXLE.
Over-inflate or Under-inflate tyres.

Reduce air pressure build up caused during tyre running.

Use damaged, badly repaired, retreaded or worn tyres on ex-pressways.
Use damaged dented or cracked rims.

Drive over potholes or against kerbs.

Brake, stop or turn suddenly.

Use tube for bias tyre in radical tyre or vice-versa.

Use old or repaired tubes for new tyres.
 
   NOTE:
            When there is heavy fog in winter, water sometimes condenses on the road, which can lead to vehicle accidents due to skidding!
 
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