Most people think that a car’s tires' purpose is to make the car move, but they actually do a lot more than rolling on concrete roads. Did you know that tires support your car’s load, transmit traction and braking forces to the road and help your car absorb any pumps or shocks from the road? And if these reasons were not enough, you would be pleased to know that a healthy tire is one of the main safety parts in any car. keeping them in a good condition is very important, and to do so you have to watch out for some aspects, like the tread depth of the tires and their air pressure, and that is what we are going to talk about in this article.

The main key element is to look after is your tire’s tread depth, as it is very significant to the tire’s performance. Treads usually offer better traction in harsh weather, like rains for example. They do that by keeping the water gathered on the road away from the tire’s surface, through the grooves.

However, when the tire tread depth is not enough, it will become much harder to carry water away from the tire, which could lead to loss of control of the car and breaking become much more difficult.

A new tire has from 10/32 to 11/32 of an inch in tire tread depth. Over time, the treads wear, making grooves shallower and that is why you might face difficulty with grip and braking. Some types of tires simply resist more, show fewer signs of weariness, or are equipped with more safety measures. Mechanics are the ones who can determine when to replace your tire due to weariness by inspecting its tread depth and see where it is damaged and determine if it’s the time for a change.

One key reason for the damage is over or underinflated tires, as they have air pressure specifications. When your tires are not properly inflated their work becomes more complicated and so does your gas mileage actually!

Most cars should have between 32 and 35-psi (pounds per square inch) pressure, and it can be measured with a pressure gauge. Many factors affect your tire pressure, like the weather as cold pressure decrease it, and warm weather causes the tire pressure to increase.

Overinflated tires tend to be more tiff, reducing the contact patch on the tire. This can lead to a difficult driving experience and make the tire more prone to road hazards and weariness. Underinflated tires, on the other hand, do not hold their shape, touching the ground with a larger contact patch, causing the shoulder of the tire to wear fast.

While you can detect an over or underinflated tire by looking, you should not count on that entirely. Checking your tires routinely is safer for you and your family, less costly and extends the life of your car tires, and experts can help you not only inspect your tires but to choose the best brands and types that are the best fit to your car’s model, local weather conditions of your geographical location.

We at ProMechanix include tires checking with our diverse and comprehensive services that cover your car’s maintenance needs from an oil change to AC repair and car wash, so you can hit the road knowing you had the best car service in Dubai. ProMechanix is a mobile garage that can come to you wherever you are in Dubai with just a few clicks on our app!