TVS TYRES, the largest selling Two & Three Wheeler tyre brand in the country conducted their Tyre safety camp in Ponda recently. The trained personnel inspected more than 100 two wheelers (100 cc bikes) who made an on the spot assessment of the vehicle tyres while giving safety tips to the bike owners. The Product range showcased 3.50-Dragon & Dragon Pro, 3.00-18 Jumbo GT & Jumbo PT and 100.90.10 Olivia.Of late bad road conditions and heavy city usage of two wheelers have affected the life of the tyres, hence it is essential to frequently check the health of the tyre and replace them if they are worn out as bad tyres increases the risk of road accidents. With this in mind, TVS TYRES conducted the tyre assessment & safety camp to reach out to two wheeler owners directly and educate them on the importance of taking good care of their vehicle tyres. The vehicle owners were made aware of their responsibility to not only drive safely but also ensure other people’s safety by taking care of their vehicle and its tyre.
Neglecting your tyres can lead to serious consequences. The easiest way to keep your tyres in good shape and running for long is to have them inflated to the designated pressure. Here are a few simple tips to keep you on the go.
Some of the important tyre safety tips imparted during the camp included:
- Check the pressure of your tyres every time you get a chance. That’s probably the easiest thing to do as under inflation can be a tyre’s number one risk. Ensure that the tyres are cool when you take the reading. For a better traction in wet conditions, increase pressures by about 10 percent.
- Pay close attention to alignment–shaft drive bikes have no adjustment, but if you have a chain or belt, check the position of your tires. Proper alignment ensures better handling and longer wear.
- The only substance used to keep rubber shiny should be good old soap and water. Make sure you wipe off any lube, brake fluid or gas promptly, too.
- Never run two tires of differing construction. The results can be disastrous.
- If the tyre has cracks, dents or bubbles which comes because of aging or if the treads are worn out then it should immediately be replaced.
- Check the air valves and replace if they are faulty because they can interfere with the tyre air pressure which will reduced the tyre life
- It is always advisable to replace the tube when changing to a new tyre as it increases the life of the tyre.
- Recommended air pressure should be maintained every time you fill air because under inflation will increase the wear and tear and over inflation will make the ride uncomfortable.
- Always go for manufacturer recommended tyre (the original tyre brand that came with the bike) as it will be the most ideal fit designed for your bike
As a responsible tyre brand, TVS TYRES conducts these awareness camps across the country in different markets and factors the unique driving conditions of the respective cities when giving recommendations and safety tips.