Goodyear and Bridgestone are two of the most significant players in the tyre industry today. Bridgestone was the de facto ruler of this industry for a decade before Michelin dethroned it recently.
That does not take anything away from the tremendous achievement of these two tyre giants in any way. Combined, these two brands have a massive 25% share in the multi-billion dollar tyre industry. Goodyear and Bridgestone tyres in Burton Latimer are a common sight.
It is, therefore, no surprise that when these giants talk about tyre maintenance, the world listens. Here’s a gist of how Goodyear and Bridgestone recommend performing tyre maintenance.
Maintaining The Correct Pressure
According to experts at both Goodyear, maintaining proper inflation pressure is the single most significant thing you can do for your Goodyear Tyres in Burton Latimer. Air inflation pressure impacts several critical indicators of tyre performance such as fuel economy, braking distance and tread wear rate.
Even under ideal conditions, tyres naturally lose 1PSI or 0.69 bar of inflation pressure every month primarily through seepage through the rubber compound. As the temperature rises, so does this rate of pressure loss.
As such, it is paramount that you check the inflation pressure of your Goodyear or Bridgestone Tyres Burton Latimer frequently, preferably once every two weeks. It’s easy to do and can be tested at home using an off-the-counter pressure gauge. Do make sure that the gauge is accurate.
If your car is ever stuck on mud or snow, do not spin your tyres excessively. It may lead to excess heat-buildup which may damage your tyres irrevocably. You should rock the car back and forth to get it out. You should ideally carry a shovel and some salt when you go out in heavy snow.
Mount Them Properly
Tyre mounting is a complex procedure that you should not try at home. Take your car to a reliable auto garage like Kwik Nick for professional mounting of your Bridgestone or Goodyear Tyres Burton Latimer. Along with an accurate tyre mounting, they also perform other car services and repairs such as suspension and brake repairs.
Here are a few things that you should keep in mind while going for tyre mounting:
Avoid mixing radial tyres and bias ply tyres on the same vehicle.
When you install new Bridgestone or Goodyear tyres in Burton Latimer, have the tubes replaced as well.
Ideally, the tyre and its tube should be from the same brand.
Clean the rim before tyre mounting.
Do not exceed 44PSI (3.0 kg/cm2) while seating the beads. After that, adjust the inflation pressure as per your manufacturer’s recommendation.
Tyres with the deepest grooves should be mounted on the rear axle.
In case you have to mix radial tyres with non-radial tyres, the radials should go to the rear axle.
Tyres with same speed rating should be mounted on the same axle.
For the best performance of your vehicle, always install tyres in sets of four.
These tips from the automotive giants will help keep your tyres and by extension your car, in top shape.