The whole country is facing lockdown and vehicles are also inactive. You must understand that the machines not used for a long time can create trouble when restarted. It is our responsibility to protect our vehicles and enhance longevity. MAXXIS TYRES suggested tips to take care of our vehicles in these troubled times. We all know that tyres are an integral part of the vehicle and we must take care of the tyres as well.
Tyres do not like sitting in the same position for too long because the weight of the car on the tyre can cause a flat spot. So, if you have space and it is safe to do so, you can also push your car forwards or backward occasionally, so the weight is not on the same spot.
1. Normally, we do not want to over-inflate our tyres because that reduces grip. However, doing so reduces the risk of flat spots, just do not go over the recommended limit.
2. If over-inflation is not possible, try keeping your 2-Wheeler vehicle on the main stand, so tyres do not touch the ground to minimize flat spot. And for 4-Wheeler vehicles, we could push the vehicle forward/backward once a week by 5m-10m to avoid the flat spot.
3. Park your vehicle in a covered area, so tyres do not come in direct contact with sunlight or UV rays.
4. You can use your new-found free time to give your tyres a clean and dressing to protect from road grime or UV light that might eat away at the rubber. While you are down there, you can give them a quick check for damage and tread life, too.
I hope tips suggested by MAXXIS TYRES will be useful to enhance the longevity of your tyres. Stay safe and take care of your vehicles too.