You need to make sure that the tyres are all inflated correctly and have decent tread.
If the tyre pressures are incorrect, you can have deficiencies in handling characteristics, increased stopping distance, and uneven wear.
The right pressures for your car can be found on the tyre plaque, usually on the inside of the driver’s door.
Check the vehicle manual if you can’t find it. This will give you the recommended inflation levels for both normal and maximum loads.
If the tyre is under-inflated, there is going to be more flex in the side wall, and you’re also going to get wear on the shoulders of the tyre.
If it’s over-inflated, the ride is going to be hard, and you’re going to get wear in the centre part of the tyre. So check your tyre pressures to make sure they’re correctly inflated.
If you see any uneven wear, if you see that the tread is nearly down to the wear bar or less than 2mm, if there’s hair line cracks or any sort of damage to the tyre, be sure to get that tyre to a specialist and get it replaced.
Spare Tyre & Jack
Remember to check the spare tyre pressure and tread at the same time. A working jack is a must for every spare, so make sure you check it isn't missing and is fully operational.
Lastly, make sure you replace the valve caps, as they are a secondary seal if the valve is leaking.
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