Running a car is already expensive so you want to make your money go as far as you can and avoid unexpected bills. Looking after your tyres is a good place to start - you would hope to get a minimum of 30,000km out of front tyres on a front-wheel-drive car, and double that for rear tyres although we recommend moving worn rear tyres to the front when the fronts wear out.
Engines, like us, need air to breathe. Cut off that air supply and the engine dies. Just like us. And where we have lungs, the engine has a carburettor. Both require relatively clean air, so the body has its own filters beginning with our nose hairs. The engine lets the air filter do its cleaning work.
Among the most boring things to do under car maintenance is to fill your tyres with air. It’s something that many ignore until the car next to them at the traffic light taps a horn and the other driver points to the tyres. But as far as safety and fuel economy goes, this is perhaps the biggest variable to consider.
If you notice that your vehicle pulls significantly to the left or right when you are travelling on a straight, flat road with little cross-wind, or your tyres are wearing abnormally, then your wheel alignment may require adjustment. This is when you should take your car to your closest Tayaria service centre to have its wheel alignment checked.
First off, rotating your tyres is not the same as balancing. Rotating is when you switch your front tyres with your rear tyres to keep the wear of the tread even. As most road cars globally are front wheel drive, the front tyres tend to get mightily abused compared with the rear tyres.