TIP 1 Check Inflation
90% of tire problems stem from under inflation especially if you have low profile tires
you can visually tell if the tire is under inflated. So have them check at least once every month. And any time you have a tire deflation, it slowly deflates even without you noticing while you're driving.
TIP 2 Check Brakes If Hot
Never ever wash your wheels while the brakes are hot because you're going to ruin the paint.
TIP 3 Powdered Cleaners
Never use powder detergent for washing your wheel finishes because it's going to turn white. Powder detergent is only for washing clothes. What I recommend is car shampoo.
TIP 4 Wheel Alignment
Make sure your tires are aligned. When they're misaligned, you can cut down the life of
your tires for half. So check your alignment, especially when you notice that the tire wear is not the same from one side to the other side.
TIP 5 Wiggle, Wiggle
If you're driving on the highway and your steering wheel is wiggling, it's a balancing problem. So have your wheels balanced because it's going to be annoying for the rest of the trip.
TIP 6 Size Does Matter
In selecting the size of your wheels and tires for your car, we recommend that you ask the
Experts. Not everything you see in the Internet is Bible truth, and not everything that are discussed in the forums are correct.
TIP 7 Tire Black?
Tire black is okay as long as you look at the ingredients. It should be silicon base and not any other thing here. If anything that is petroleum-based, it gonna ruin your tires.
TIP 8 Replacement
Tires have manufacturing dates on the sidewall. They normally last about five to seven years depending on the use, depending on the brand. But one way to know if your tires are not safe. If you start to see cracking on the sidewall and on the tread, even if the treads are still thick. I don't advise that people keep their tires in the garage if especially the original equipment tires that you just dumped in the garage because it has a shelf life.
TIP 9 Branded Or Not?
A lot of people ask me whether they should get branded tires or generic tires. My answer is it depends because some branded tires ensure that they are following the specifications or the safety requirements of international standards. While some generic tire companies are not as strict on the quality. Be careful in choosing your tires especially when you're running when you're traveling on the highways because safety is more important. sometimes we get customers who own very expensive cars and they want the cheapest tires. Not a good idea! Because I always say that they kind of throw away all of the technology that comes with a car. If you ask me those cases on the highway where the cars spin out and crash is most probably because their treads are already worn out. My advice is not to scrimp on your tires because you might end up spending more especially when you hit an accident and you hurt people.
TIP 10 How Much Pressure is Enough?
Normally a lot of people don't know that there is a tire pressure recommendation in the side panel of your car which is normally stuck to the tire or the center pillar of your car. And that is a manufacturer's recommended tire pressure for your car. However, if you have already changed to the aftermarket wheels and tires, we recommend that you keep your tire pressure no less than 30 psi while they're cold. Why cold? Because if you've been running the car for the whole day and then you have it checked in the gas station, the tire pressure is already inaccurate. And when the tire cools down, it's going to reflect a different tire pressure and it could be different by as much as 3 or 4 psi. You will know if the tire is overinflated when it's more bouncy than regular. So every tire pressure is to check.
There you go! Those are my top 10 tips on wheel and tire maintenance.