Summer is here, and your cars will have to withstand the high-temperature test again. People are prone to heatstroke when exposed to high temperatures for a long time, and the same goes for cars. Car tires will bear extra load at high temperatures.
The tire is the only part of the vehicle in contact with the ground and bears the full weight of the vehicle. If the vehicle is exposed to high temperatures and exploded sunlight for a long time, it is easy to soften and deform, and there may be a risk of air leakage or even a tire burst when the vehicle is driving.
Therefore, the China Wheel Exhibition has prepared a comprehensive guide for the maintenance of summer vehicle tires for everyone, come and see!
1. Reverse the position of the front and rear wheels
The front and rear wheels should be reversed diagonally in a professional 4S shop every 10,000 kilometers.
Because family cars are basically front-wheel drive, the front wheels are responsible for both steering and driving the vehicle, which results in different degrees of wear on the front and rear tires.
Moreover, tire wear is also related to the distribution of vehicle weight. Tire rotation is of great help to uniform tire wear.
2. Replace tires in time
As a consumable, tires need to be replaced after a period of use. Many people think that only the pattern needs to be replaced when the pattern is polished, but it is not. In addition to increasing the friction and adhesion of the tire, the tire pattern also has the function of water drainage, so the tire cannot be replaced until the pattern is polished.
Tires must be scrapped to a certain extent. Generally, when the wear mark on the tread is exposed, it should be scrapped.
In addition, we also need to pay attention to the production date of the tire. Counting from the production date, tires that are five years old also need to be replaced to prevent the tire rubber from aging and causing accidents.
3. Adjust summer tire pressure
Tire pressure is the key to tire life. The tire pressure in summer needs to be lower than in spring.
In summer, the road temperature rises, and the tire pressure easily rises. Once the tire pressure is too high, the tire will be stretched and deformed excessively, the elasticity will decrease, and the rolling resistance will decrease, which will accelerate the crown wear and cause the tire to burst.
Checking the tire pressure in summer is the key to preventing a car from puncturing. When the temperature is highest at noon, the driving speed should be appropriately reduced. Pay attention to the load-carrying capacity of tires and don't overload them. In this way, the tire pressure can always be kept normal, and it will not be overused. The most appropriate summer tire pressure reduction is about 10%.
4. Regular rest when driving for a long time
When driving for a long time, especially on highways, car owners should take regular breaks. It is best to park in a cool place to cool the tires and other auto parts. Never use splashing water to lower the tire temperature. Otherwise, there will be a hidden danger of puncture and shorten the service life of the tire.
In general, highways, after the asphalt on the pavement is softened by high temperatures, there will be many very hard and small things embedded on the road, and it is easy to puncture the tire.
If there is a sudden puncture accident during driving, you should try your best to control the vehicle first, use gear shifting or hand brake to slow down the vehicle and park the vehicle on the side of the road.
5. Choose a shady parking area
When parking in summer, you should park the car in a place where there is no long-term exposure to sunlight. Because of long-term exposure to the sun, the tire rubber will be exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays, which will cause the tire's rubber surface to age, and the probability of puncture will increase.