safety tips for tyres

  • Tyre Pressure : Recommended Inflation Pressure (OE) is to be maintained in order to get optimum performance from the tyres (Tyre Mileage, Better Handling, Grip & Safety). Check your tyre pressure once in 15 days.
  • Proper Wheel Alignment : Wheel alignment in a professional workshop will ensure better Tyre Wear (i.e. no uneven wear), Better Handling & Comfort. Check for wheel alignment every 5000 kms. or as per OEM recommendation.
  • Proper Wheel Balancing : Properly balanced wheel assembly will ensure better tyre wear. Check for wheel balancing while doing a alignment.
  • Rear Tyres : Always fit new (or the least worn) tyre at the rear wheel position for better control.
  • Tyre Wear & Tread Depth : The tread disperses water from underneath your tyre and gives better control. Regularly check the traed depth of your tyre & replace them when they are worn upto TWI.
  • Tyre Repair : Outside In - plug repair not recommended. Go for proper mushroom repair (only in crown).

highlights

  • Drunk driving is a serious crime, and penalised by imprisonment for six months to four years and/or a fine of Rs. 2,000 - 10,000.
  • Driving under influence of narcotics can get you six months imprisonment and Rs. 5,000 - 10,000 in fines.
  • The penalty for speeding is Rs. 400 or more, while the same for jumping a red signal is Rs. 100 or more. Rash driving attracts a penalty of Rs. 1,000 or more, with possible imprisonment of two years.
  • Using mobile phones while driving can cause you penalty of Rs. 500 or more.
  • The Motor Vehicle Act 1988, imposes the penalty of Rs. 100 or more for not wearing helmet or seat belt.