Tips for Choosing a Safe Car Tire
With use, it will wear out and reduce its grip. As recommended by the manufacturer, car tires must be replaced when they are 3 years old or have traveled 40,000 km. When you do a tire change, it is advisable to follow a safe approach and not overly pursue style or appearance.
As stated by Customer Engineering Support for Michelin Indonesia, Mochammad Fachrul Rozi, motorists generally look for car tires that are of good quality, safe, comfortable, and have value for money.
“What is a good tire like? A tire that does not change its performance when it is new until it is nearing its end of life. So that even in rainy conditions, the braking rate does not decrease,” said Fachrul Rozi, in his official statement, Saturday (28/11/2020) .
Fachrul Rozi continued, advising drivers not to change the specifications or tire types that have been given or recommended by the car manufacturer. The facts in the field, many motorists deliberately change or modify car tires, by reducing or thinning the tire profile, without realizing the safety risks posed.
“Never replace a car tire with a smaller size, because it violates the manufacturer’s rules regarding load index and speed index. Doing so can endanger driving safety,” added Fachrul Rozi.
If you need to change tire specifications, he suggests changing to a size or a higher load index. However, with the risk of traction being heavier, it requires more effort when turning or moving the tire.
You can also choose tires based on your needs. If you need daily tires, you can choose the type of Highway Terrain (HT) which is used for driving on highways or paved roads with a smooth development character.
Meanwhile, if you want tires for various fields, you can use the AT type aka All Terrain. This type of tire is used on the surface of paved roads (on road) and dirt / rough roads (off road) with the characteristics of a more rough and aggressive development.