Pyramids Tires are always in pursuit of excellence by inventing new ways to design and engineer tires. That’s why tires today are much safer and better performing than the tires of just a couple of decades ago. With thousands of scientists and engineers at work developing tomorrow’s tires, our focus is on driving road safety forward.
In addition to all of this Pyramids Tires always recommends their customers take just a few minutes each month on maintenance; this can make all the difference to their tires’ safety, life, and performance. You don’t need to be an expert mechanic! Just stick to the four essentials:
The best way to know whether it’s time to buy new tires for your vehicle is to check them yourself. We’ll cover the basics of fitting and knowing when your wheels need to be replaced. There are several ways to figure out your tire size – the most well-known and the best is to follow your vehicle’s manual guide. This will show the best size for you depending on a lot of standards and rules that the manufacturer of your vehicle has passed .
The second best way is by reading and learning how to tell your tire size.
Proper inflation pressure—perhaps the most important tire condition to monitor—gives tires the ability to support the vehicle, allowing you to control it for maximum performance. Bonus benefit: maintaining proper inflation pressure maximizes fuel economy, too.
When you maintain proper tire pressure, you ensure that you’ll get more life out of your tires. On the other hand, improper tire inflation may result in rapid or irregular wear which can cause significant internal tire damage, leading to sudden tire failure and resulting in serious injury. You should check your tire pressure at least once a month. Make it part of your monthly maintenance because, on average, tires lose approximately 1 pound per square inch (PSI) of tire pressure every month. PSI refers to the minimum amount of air pressure needed to support your vehicle at its maximum load.
Tire pressure can also change drastically in winter temperatures. For every 10 degree F change in ambient temperature, tire pressure will change by approximately 1 PSI. That’s why you always need to check pressure when the tires are cold, meaning they haven’t been driven for at least three hours.
Use a tire gauge to check inflation pressure, measured in in PSI (pounds per square inch). You’ll find the recommended pressure on a label on the driver’s door or in your vehicle owner’s manual. And don’t forget about your spare!