During the lockdown, if you’re one of the lucky ones who are not travelling to work every day, then you might not be even thinking about your vehicle’s maintenance work.
Many of us have not been hitting the road as a consequence of which our vehicle keeps standing the entire day. This is causing a major damage to our car tyres, so do be aware if you’re car has been sat stationary for over a month or so.
If this sounds like you, here are some easy to follow checks and maintenance tips that we all can follow during the lockdown!
Keeping a frequent check
This is the right time to check the surface where you’ve parked your car. Look out for any objects such as nails or sharp rocks that can damage the tyres. Keep moving your vehicle occasionally and ensure that your tyres remain properly inflated. These two simple yet important steps will protect your tyres from any damage.
To confirm the optimum pressure needed for your car tyres, look out for a sticker inside the driver’s door. In the absence of the sticker, you can find the recommended pressure in the owner’s manual.
Are All Your Valves Caps Present?
Note that valve caps are important for preventing dirt and moisture from entering into the valves. Replace immediately if you find any one of them missing.
Park Your Car Under a Shade
If possible, park your car in a garage or try to keep it under a shade. Darker and cooler condition will protect the tyres and reduce the chances of any damage or tyre wear. If you do not have a garage, use aluminium covers. They will reflect sunlight and protect the tyres from sunlight and other weather damage.
Visiting the garage
This step will obviously be followed as soon as the lockdown ends. Visit your nearby garage to get your tyres properly inspected or repaired by professionals once you take your vehicle out after the quarantine. If you’re looking for good quality tyres in Birmingham along with specialized tyre repair services, visit Plume Tyres or order tyres online!
It could be worth spending a bit of time during lockdown too to manually top up your water and check your oil yourself. And if you don’t know how to do this, now is a great time to learn!
Properly maintaining your tyres means not having to replace them as often, ultimately saving your money! Therefore, practice these simple tips and make a great difference. Stay home, stay safe.