Tire change

The topic of changing tires employs in this country most drivers twice a year, i.e., whenever the question of winter and summer tires is in the room. Apart from that, comes a wheel change, of course, always questioning if the rubbers are worn or damaged. This is a change usually recommended before reaching the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6 mm, as even the performance of the tires felt ceases at three to four millimeters.

Is there a requirement for winter tires?

Even when the question of the right set of tires there are many misconceptions and errors. Thus, there is still no explicit requirement for winter tires, even if that is often reported. The truth is rather that in principle it is always a requirement for the right tires, which must conform to the prevailing weather. In practice, however, it has proven to Easter to spend the period from October to winter tires (also known as “by-O-bis-O-rule”). Conversely, you should not be traveling on the wrong tires, of course, even in midsummer. If it comes to disabilities caused by incorrect tires, threatens a speeding ticket. Can an accident be causally attributed to the wrong tires, also in trouble with the insurance is inevitable – the issue of complicity, this can be crucial. Unfortunately, the legislature has been no precise definition of “suitable tires.” Who simply relies icon on the “M + S” (mud and snow for what actually is), can be particularly at cheap Asian brands get a nasty surprise, because the icon is not protected. Therefore, one should rather look for the snowflake symbol and draw relevant test results to rate.

The right tool is important

The tire change itself is in principle something that can perform any savvy car driver himself. Especially in the case of a breakdown one is often no choice, provided that the replacement or spare wheel is actually operational. Often, such an action fails but already the right tool for the supplied tool kit is rarely really well suited. Whoever attempts at changing tires themselves should at least have a decent jack and a torque wrench, so that the wheel nuts or wheel bolts can be tightened also correct. Right here means not “as hard as possible”, because it is for sensitive fine threads, this can quickly lead to damage. Manufacturers of vehicles and wheels prescribe very accurate values ​​for the torque that should be strictly adhered to.

Storage and balancing

When changing a wheel, however, should be thought about other things. Proper storage of the wheels is essential for a long life of the rubber compound. To store or tire wrong (for example, simply stacked), they can even bend. In general, tires should always be possible before the assembly to be balanced to ensure an ideal concentricity on the vehicle. This is in addition to expert installation, a main reason why you should be changing the tires perform in a workshop. Need new tires be drawn on the rims, this path is already unavoidable. And storage even for the specialist workshops will be happy to help you – the driver saves effort and space in the basement. In addition, he can be sure here that the tires always be stored properly so that they retain their full performance in the next season.