Tyres, as with most perishable components in any automobile are often underestimated and overlooked. Even someone who is fond of their car and enjoy motoring might check radiator fluids and oil levels on a weekly basis, but tyres apart from the occasional air pressure check are often neglected. Taking care of your tyres is often as important as taking care of your car. While wheel balancing, alignment and tyre rotating can help reduce tyre wear in general, every tyre still needs to be replaced after a certain time. Here are some indications that will tell you when you need a replacement.
For best all-round performance, it is not recommended to mix tyre brands. This is because every brand would have different construction techniques, would incorporate different technologies and the tyres would have different wearing stages. It is recommended to have all tyres of same brand and specifications.
While it is recommended to replace all 4 tyres for optimum safety and traction, yet, if you are replacing only 2 tyres then it is better to have them installed on the rear axle. This is because over wet or slippery surface, worn-out rear tyres could put your vehicle in a ‘ fish tail ‘ slide and retrieving control through steering wheel may not be possible.
I have a Maruti Dezire car originally fitted with Shivam Tyres. I have driven the car about 94200 kms without changing the tyres. This is for your records and action…Rahul