Learning how to drive a car properly is a practice that should be taught even before you decide on purchasing a vehicle. Good driving habits help you keep your vehicle in pristine condition and safeguard your life and that of your passengers. Conversely, rash driving and impaired driving habits directly impact your car components, especially the tyres.

Tyre conditions could deteriorate due to various reasons: external factors like road conditions, potholes, and temperature, but bad driving habits are factors you could control. Below find some everyday lousy driving habits that might result in tyre replacement frequently.

Do Not Move Your Steering Wheel While Not On The Move 

This might seem harmless, but you are indeed damaging your tyres by creating unwanted friction and causing more wear and tear. Even moving the steering wheel from one direction to another can damage the tyre tread. This unwanted steering movement is often termed ‘dry steering’, creating bald spots on your Yokohama tyres Colindale.

Uneven worn-out tyres cannot grip the roads properly and are severely prone to punctures. Therefore, keep the car at rest when not driving and not move the steering wheel to minimise tyre damage.

Too Many Potholes And Bumpy Rides

While potholes cannot be ignored inevitably, the lesser, the better; depending on road conditions, there could be too many potholes and bumps. Try your best to steer clear of these potholes when driving. Potholes can cause cracks and holes on your tyre, leading to sudden air escape and tyre blowout.

It could damage the shock absorbers resulting in the malfunctioning of other car components. Scratched rims can be avoided when you practise good driving skills and do not let your tyres depreciate. Driving within the speed limit allows you to prevent any road bumps and potholes.

Sudden Braking And Accelerating Is Unsafe and Bad For Your Tyres

Any car owner’s first instinct after a car tyre blowout is to step hard on the brake. This could result in the flipping of your car and might jeopardise your life and your passengers too. Unnecessary braking is not only unsafe but is terrible for your car tyres. Sudden braking can cause skidding in wet conditions and on icy roads and sometimes result in a fatal accident.

High-speed driving is another reason behind degrading car tyres Colindale condition. Switching to high gear and then stepping on the accelerator not only damages the engine but your wheels and tyres too, causing faster wear and tear. The change to high gear means you will be putting more strain on your tyres, especially with an overloaded car, resulting in a tyre blowout.

Under-inflated Tyres and Unbalanced Wheels

A significant reason behind tyre damage and lousy driving skills would be driving under-inflated tyres, wrong alignment and unbalanced tyres. Have you been feeling vibrations even while going on a smooth road? This signifies that your tyres are not appropriately aligned; they are not perpendicular, running on low pressure.

Driving under such conditions can cause unnecessary damage to the tyres. With under-inflation, your tyres will not be able to grip the road, especially during the winters and monsoons. As a result, there will be less flexibility and manoeuvring. Your tyres are what take up the load pressure of your car and offer you a cushiony feeling every time you drive. Quality tyres can withstand challenging roads and unsuitable conditions, but they should be taken care of as well. This includes proper tyre inflation, annual inspection, tyre rotation and alignment.

Bad and harsh driving habits can cause you to spend more with frequent repair and replacement. Be cautious while driving and maintain speed limits to avoid any unnecessary tyre damage. If you observe cracked sidewalls and uneven tread depth or punctures, contact your mechanic for a quick repair or replacement as necessary.