Prevent Tyre-Caused Accidents: Know When to Replace Them

Man pumps air into his tyre

There is no exact method or way to measure the life span of automobile tyres accurately. Even manufacturing companies themselves have varying intended life spans for their products. There are, however, general rules of thumb as to their continued safe use. One such way is having them replaced as soon as you notice symptoms that may already indicate they are nearing or already at the end of their life cycle.

It is imperative you know of these signs, as continued driving despite having worn, balding, or damaged tyres on your Mitsubishi can put not just you, but your passengers and other people at a serious safety risk.

Age-induced wearing plus the kind of usage they receive

Just because tyre makers say that their products can last for up to ten years doesn’t automatically mean yours will already do. You also have to take into consideration the kind of usage you place on them. How and where you use them are already telling signals of how soon you need to get replacements for these critical Mitsubishi parts.

For instance, you often drive through rough roads filled with potholes even though your tyres aren’t suitable or made for them. Or you often go through streets packed with debris, many of which have pointed or sharp edges. In this case, you can expect your tyres to wear sooner, or even sustain damages and punctures.

Missing too many scheduled routine maintenance

Another factor that affects the longevity of tyres is not having them go through their routine maintenance schedules. One of the tests that your car undergoes during these appointments is a tyre check. Mechanics carefully inspect your tyres for any sign of disrepair or damage, especially items that may have stuck themselves in between the grooves. So when you miss too many of these maintenance essentials, the pros won’t have any chance to carry out repairs that are already in order.

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