Things To Know About Your Car Tyres Before Travelling
The tires almost never wear out evenly, with the front axle of the most accuse the passage of time and kilometers. This is due to the fact that most use cars in Japan today are front-wheel drive and engine, which supports more weight and wear. In addition, the friction in maneuvers from standstill also ends its useful life earlier.
Ideally, when these are changed, the rear wheels should also be replaced, but this means doubling the budget when in reality the rear tires are still in optimal condition.
It is best to replace the tires on the rear wheels
If only the two wheels of an axle are to be changed, it is advisable – if not mandatory – that the new tires be placed at the rear, for different reasons:
In an extreme situation, a car with an engine in the forward position will always lose grip on the rear part sooner because it has less weight. To compensate for this difference, it is important that the newest tires and therefore with greater grip are always on the rear axle.
Once the control of the vehicle is lost, it is easier to bring the front part in which we have the natural guidance of the direction to the site, than the rear part, in which we should execute a not always simple counter-steering wheel to counteract oversteer. That is why it is advisable to have tires with better grip at the rear, to avoid loss of control in this compromised area.
It is advisable to use tires with better grip at the rear
BEST PLAYING IN FRONT
When the tire is worn it is easier to suffer a puncture. If you are driving at high speed, it is better that this occurs on the front wheels since it is again easier to regain control of the nose than of the rear of the car. Consequently, it is always better to have less worn tires at the rear to avoid a puncture on this axle.
LOWER RISK OF AQUAPLANING
The aquaplaning is one of the most dangerous situations that can suffer in a vehicle. It occurs when the tires are not able to evacuate all the water that is on the ground and a layer is created under the wheels that makes the car float on the asphalt. The weight of the engine can counteract this situation on the front axle, but the lightness at the rear makes it necessary for us to have a tire with a good tread to be able to evacuate as much water as possible.
To avoid aquaplaning it is important to have a tire with a good tread
All these tips would not work for a car with all- wheel drive, since a more worn tire has a smaller diameter and therefore turns more than the new ones on the same route. If in a 4 × 4 we change only the wheels of one axle, we will be forcing the differential to work tirelessly to balance this difference and therefore subjecting it to greater wear that can lead to premature and costly breakage of the system.