Keeping your vehicle in the most reliable condition possible is important. Check and inspect the tires on a regular basis. The tires are an important part of the vehicle. This is because the tires are the only part of the vehicle that has direct contact with the surface of the road. Without tires, the vehicle would not be able to get you to your destination. One issue that the tires could face is dry rot. Dry rot is a common problem affecting a sizable number of vehicle tires. If you are worried about your tires getting dry rot, there are a few things you can do in order to prevent or reduce the chance of this happening. There are two easy steps that will significantly reduce your tires’ risk of developing the fungus. You can also bring the vehicle in and we can inspect the tires for you. If they need to be replaced, we can advise you on the options you have to ensure the tires are in good condition.
Keep the Vehicle out of Direct Sunlight
While a regular amount of sun exposure should not do any harm to your tires, excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays is among the most common causes of dry rot in car tires, as well as a number of other rubber-based objects. With that in mind, it is recommended that you park your vehicle in well-shaded areas whenever possible, particularly if it is warmer out or the summer. Regardless, take care to avoid any dangerous looking parking garages. If you have no choice but to park your car in a sun-heavy area, you may want to invest in a car cover that protects the entire vehicle. This can protect the tires, paint, and interior of the vehicle.
Prevent Dry Rot on the Tires
In addition to being careful about where you park your vehicle, apply tire protector monthly to shield your tires from dry rot-causing ultraviolet rays. Purchase a water-based protector. Although application instructions may vary slightly depending on the brand, most protectors can be applied to tires with the aid of a cloth. Again, they are most effective when administered on a monthly basis. You can also contact us and we can advise you how to keep the tires in the best condition possible.
Regular Maintenance is Always Important
No matter what issue your vehicle might have, make sure to contact us as soon as possible. By having the issue fixed at the first sign, you can help reduce the chance of further damage, as well as a costly repair bill. It is also important to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. No matter if it is something out of the norm that you hear, smell, or notice, the vehicle should be brought in for maintenance. This way we can inspect it and advise you on the options you have. By having the vehicle inspected regularly, you can help make it safe and reliable when you need to drive it. It can also help for a comfortable ride.