Michelin, while giving advice to drivers who plan to set off before the holiday, drew attention to the fact that tire control should be done before a long journey.
Michelin, one of the world's largest tire manufacturers, continues to share more than 100 years of knowledge and experience with drivers for a safe driving pleasure. Providing important advice for those who plan to set off before the holiday, Michelin underlines that tire control should be done before a long journey.
Tires must be checked for a safe ride during the holiday, especially for vehicles that have been parked for a long time due to the pandemic. For this reason, it is of great importance for drivers to check all tires, including spare tires, before setting off. It is very important to check whether there are deformations such as cuts, cracks and uneven wear in the tires that will affect the driving performance.
Check for signs of wear and pressure level
It is important to check different points of the tire with the help of a tread gauge for signs of wear. If cuts, flattening or ballooning spots are noticed, the tire must be replaced. For a safe journey, if any wear or differences in tread depth are found between tires when all tires are checked, it is essential to show the vehicle directly to a tire specialist.
The legal limit for tire wear is 1.6 mm. If the tire has reached this limit, replacing it immediately is very important for a safe ride. It is also very important that the tires are at the correct pressure level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. When the pressure level to be measured when the tire is cold is at the correct value, it provides driving safety, longer mileage and optimum fuel consumption. If the tire pressure is lower or higher than it should be, it adversely affects the vehicle's handling, the performance and durability of the tyre.