Tyre maintenance tips
No matter how well you drive, the tyres on your car will wear and tear and eventually reach the end of their lifespan. Proper tyre maintenance, though, can help you to extend your tyres to reach their full lifespan rather than being worn out before their time.
- Under normal conditions and depending on the tyres you have, a tyre’s lifespan is between 6 and 10 years.

- Keep a keen eye on your tyres’ condition and for signs of wear and tear like
 - Cracking on the side walls of the tyre
 - Bulging on the side walls of the tyre
 - Deformation of the tyre tread grooves
 - Distortion in the overall carcass of the tyre.

- Every tyre carries a tread wear indicator which can be of great help when making a decision about rotating or renewing your tyres.

- Rotate your tyres at the recommended intervals to ensure even wear on all four tyres. Check with your manufacturer for the correct rotation pattern (side-to-side or criss-cross).

- Check your wheel alignment at regular intervals and especially if you have experienced any type of hard impact on a tyre. Check your tyre pressure every time you fill up the tank. The correct balance and tyre pressure will prolong the life of your tyres.

- Avoid excessive tyre spin when you drive or get stuck in mud or sand. It could cause your tyres to overheat and lead to irreparable damage.

- Check your car’s tyre load limit as indicated by your car manufacturer and don’t overload your car. Doing so can place unnecessary stress on your car and tyres.

- Always have the same make and spec tyres fitted to your car. Don’t mix and match brands and sizes as it could lead to uneven alignment.

- You should never repair a sidewall puncture as the side wall is vital to tyre safety and you run a higher risk of getting a blowout with a repaired sidewall.