These simple tweaks in tire maintenance could save you thousands

By Oluwaseun Adeniji
Publish on July 09, 2019

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Taking care of your tire is the easiest way to save your valuable fuel money. See below for some tire maintenance tips to save your expenses on car repair!

Out of all the things that save you money, especially money spent on fuel, there is one particular item that can do so. Not only it can do it, it can do it very efficiently and also easy to perform - tire performance. No matter how big, shredded or specially-designed your tires are, though they can be beneficial in some situation, your car won't run efficiently if the tires are underinflated. So there is no reason that you wouldn't take good care of them, isn't there?

As at Naijauto.com we always say, one tire checking a day keep the fuel money away. So continue reading these tire maintenance tips to know how to save your hard-earned money on fuel to spend on other things.

As a rule, you won't need new pairs of tires when you bring a new car home, as the original pairs are good enough for you to run on most road conditions. But still, if you want a little something more than that, we have advice for it too. You could replace the low rolling tires with the ones with a better grip of the road. Research shows that doing so will increase your fuel economy by several MPG points. This type of tire may be a bit more expensive but the amount of money it save you from the difference in fuel economy will make up for it later.

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Replace the low rolling tires is a way to save fuel

First off, never let your car operate for more than a month without checking its tire pressure. And when you do, measure the pressure when it's cool, meaning it has been in the shade for more than 3 hours or been driving relatively slowly at a moderate speed. After that, use an air compressure to pump up your tire and then use the pressure gauge to check it again.

>>> Rotating your car tires is a cost-saving maintenance tip, check What's the basic rule in rotating your car tyres?

There are many types of tires that are better than the original pairs, but if you really like the ones that came with your car, as it gives you the comfortable feeling when driving, you can still buy the same pairs. It's perfectly okay. But if you do want to change, refer to auto forums and websites for best tires on the market before asking for advice from a mechanic.

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Oluwaseun Adeniji is a passionate writer and a poet with special interest in writing about cars. He is a master degree holder in international conflict and management. He enjoys feeding the public with the latest auto gist and well researched car reviews. He is also a strong football lover. So, if Oluwaseun is not writing, expect him to be reading about sports.

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