Jakarta — How to care for car tires can be started by always paying attention to the air pressure in them. In addition, treatments such as spooring or changing the position of the tires is also necessary so that the performance of the round rubber is always optimal.
This was conveyed by Rifat Sungkar, a seasoned racer at the same time brand ambassador Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia, Tuesday (12/21/2021) in a virtual meeting with journalists.
“To maintain tires, the technique must always be to maintain tire pressure in good condition. Also, once a year, the car must bespooring. If not, the level of tire wear will be different inside and out,” he said.
The tire pressure of the car itself is quite varied. But Carmudian can see the proper wind pressure guide through a sticker on the inside side of the B-pillar of the driver’s door.
Then regarding the condition of the rubber tires, car owners can see their physical characteristics. According to Rifat, one of the signs that the condition of the rubber tires has decreased is the color of the rubber is a bit whitish.
This indicates that the tire is no longer fresh and harden. This condition automatically makes grip or his grip on the road surface is no longer optimal.
“If we look closely at the tire, it’s very visible actually whether the rubber is still there” fresh or it has changed a bit, usually it’s a bit white. If it’s white, it means it’s getting hard. And if it’s getting hard it means gripit will not be good,” said Rifat.
Understanding Car Tire Types
The next way to take care of car tires, according to Rifat, is to change their position. But for this the car owner must understand the type of tire used.
For example tires directional which shall be installed in accordance with its directions and shall not be upside down. In addition there are also tires asymmetric specially designed to be installed on the left or right side of the car.
Even so, in general, tires are widely used city car or small Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) is a universal type. As the name implies, this kind of tire can be positioned on any side.
“Tires that” directional It is highly recommended to exchange the front and rear, maybe once a year so that the front and rear wear is the same, “explained Rifat.
“Universal tires work crossing installation because the tires can be used in all directions. Nowadays, APM (brand holder agent) is on average universal symmetrical tires because they are better for consumers,” he added.
Author: Mada Prastya
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