Tire Accessories – Ensuring Tire Safety
Wheel covers, lug nuts, valve extensions, tire pressure gauges and other tire and wheel accessories to keep you going.
Somebody once remarked that the most important parts of a vehicle (cars, trucks, RVs, trailers) are the tires. Placed with all the arguments for and against it, tires are definitely important and so are all the tire accessories (pressure gauges, wrenches, etc) that go with them.
For all the weights they carry and the distances they go, the tires of an RV definitely rank very high in terms of importance among all its equipments and other hardware. Everything rest on them: the safety, the efficiency and the overall performance in the trip on the road.
Random tire tips
Your driving experience on the road will depend heavily on the quality and performance of your tires.
This ensures that you remain in control of your driving based on the quality of the tires you have. This includes how well you have prepared them for such journeys.
The topmost tip to actually get the maximum benefits from your tires is a monthly tire inspection. The red flags to check out could be uneven wear and tear, cracks, and blemishes. Very important, too, is to check if the pressure on all the tires are the recommended air volume to carry your RV.
The following are simple quick checks on your tires. If there is an uneven tread wear on the tire’s edge, it could be an indication that there is an improper wheel alignment. This calls for a quick re-alignment of your tires before anything else.
On the long run, it saves fuel. More important, it prevents untoward incidents caused by un-aligned tires.
It is a good idea to rotate tires regularly since the front tires get the brunt of the work and they tend to wear out more than the others (the rear tires). (They are leaned on when turning.) There could be nails or other sharp object that might be half embedded or stuck in the tires. They all can go in after a time and puncture your tire.
Ensuring that your tires carry the correct needed pressure will also ensure that you will have a hassle-free road trip. This is on top of the fact that the proper tires for your care can improve your fuel economy, handling and a better overall safety.
Under-inflated tires use up more gas, and increase your fuel expenses. On the other end of the stick, over-inflated tires can reduce your handling of your vehicle. You can also put everyone traveling with you at greater risk because you have diminished control of your vehicle.
Before embarking on with your road trip, check your owner’s manual to make sure you have the proper size of tires for your RV (or any car, for that matter). An ill-fitting set can affect your comfort while driving and set you up on serious safety issues.
The tire pressure gauges and other tire accessories are there to make sure the safety of your tires go hand in hand with the quality of the tires you are using.