The important part that connects any mode of transport with the road is a tire. It is a flexible, and strong rubber casing that is attached to the rim of a wheel. Tires are the main source for providing a gripping surface to any moving vehicle. Selection of a good set of tires is a major criteria, and it is definitely the key element in measuring life expectancy of a tire.
While selecting a set of tires, check these few points as it is always useful and shows an impact on measuring life expectancy.
• The first thing to be considered is a type of tire. We have tubeless and tube-type. Tubeless tires are the best option, as it is an advanced version and is said to be safer compared to pneumatic tires. These traditional tires require an inner tube, and there is every chance for failure of this tire, thus resulting is potential burst. This in return results in loss of control over the vehicle. In contrast, tubeless tires don’t require any separate inner tube and have the capacity to run even at a lower pressure which increases the life span of a tire.
• Effect of Tire Pressure: Though the vehicle is in good condition and it has a good set of tires, if incorrect tire pressure is maintained then it impacts lifespan and overall performance of a tire. It should neither be over inflated nor be under inflated. In order to maximize your value for money, it is always better to ensure proper tire pressure. Manual check is better than to rely on pressure sensors.
• The quality of tire: Lifespan of a tire is also dependent on the quality of tire that is taken. Tread pattern plays a prominent role in measuring the performance of a tire. Re-treaded tires are always dangerous to buy and should not be considered. The quality of rubber also measures tread life of a tire. If the softness of rubber is more, then tread life would be less.
• Date of manufacture, warranty, and reputation of manufacturer also determines life span. Do some research, check for the reviews and prefer well-known manufacturer as they have higher quality standards and gives value for your money.
It is not important that we spend more on tires to get the best one, but at the same time don’t look forward to the cheapest tire as it is only the point of contact with the road. Higher tread wear with lower noise levels and wet traction would be the best choice.