March 20, 2009

Jeep Tires: Effective Jeep Tire Maintenance with Nitrogen

Jeep Tires: Effective Jeep Tire Maintenance

Author: Billy Han


Making Jeep tires last for as many miles possible takes some
effort and neglecting Jeep tire upkeep on even the smallest
details can seriously cost you in the long run.

Fortunately, maintaining your tires is typically a simple
affair. The most important part is to actually recognize the
fact that your Jeep tires will need regular attention, and to
address potentially detrimental issues as soon as possible.

Here are a few quick tips for making sure that each Jeep tire
will provide long-lasting performance for many miles to
come.

  • Inflation:

    It may not seem like a big deal, but keeping your Jeep tires
    properly inflated can make a huge impact on both gas mileage and
    tire longevity.

    Even a tire that is under-inflated by a few pounds can greatly
    decrease your gas mileage, reduce on-road traction, and wear out
    your Jeep tire faster than usual during street driving.

    For off-road Jeep tires, obviously there is a different set of
    rules. For one, many off-road Jeeps prefer aired-down bias tires
    that are purposely softened in order to conform better to rocks
    and other obstacles, thereby producing better traction.

    Considering that the aggressive tread and softer composition of
    bias tires makes them poor for gas mileage and tread life, it is
    typically recommended that you stay away from paved roads
    altogether if you're sporting bias tires.

    On the other hand, off-road savvy radial tires offer a mix of on
    and off-road performance, and paying attention to proper tire
    inflation is an appropriate consideration.

    A great tool to have in this particular case is a portable air
    compressor. This allows you to inflate or deflate your Jeep
    tires on the go, all from a compact and easy-to-use compression
    unit.


  • Rotation:

    Jeep tire rotation may seem like a common maintenance chore that
    needs no explaining, but 4-wheel drive vehicles are actually
    exceptional when it comes to rotating tires.

    In general, Jeep tires with more aggressive tread require more
    frequent tire rotations. The logic here is that an aggressive
    tread on the street wears faster, and given the wear discrepancy
    between front and rear tires, tread balance can become uneven
    far too quickly, resulting in major performance loss.

    Typically, Jeep will provide a recommendation for tire rotation,
    but this does not take into account custom oversized Jeep tires,
    or modifications to a suspension or axle system.

    Generally, Jeep tires require tire rotations about every 6,000
    to 8,000 miles, but more aggressive mud terrains may need it as
    frequently as every 4,000 to 6,000 miles. Of course, these are
    approximate figures, and likely vary depending on the level of
    customization to your vehicle.

    Keep in mind that whenever adding a new set of Jeep tires, the
    first rotation is the most sensitive and important, and careful
    attention must be paid to correct tire inflation. Also pay close
    attention to alignment problems, as they can also be great
    detrimental to vehicle mechanics.

    For aggressive off-road Jeep tires, rotations should be
    performed in a crossing pattern for both pairs of tires; that
    is, front-left goes to rear-right, and vice versa, while
    front-right goes to rear-left, and vice versa.

  • Consider Nitrogen:

    With gas prices high and emissions taking their toll on the
    environment, now is a great time to do your part for the
    environment. Enter Nitrogen gas Jeep tire inflation: a safe and
    efficient alternative to using regular air in your tires.

    The good news about nitrogen tire inflation is that there are
    virtually no compromises to be made versus other
    environmentally-friendly practices; it's an upgrade that
    provides numerous benefits over standard air inflation in just
    about every way.

    Essentially, nitrogen gas tire inflation involves simply
    replacing the standard air in your tires with nitrogen gas.
    Pretty simple, huh?

    As a result of using nitrogen over standard air, tires are able
    to stay inflated for longer, keeping your Jeep tires strong and
    running at proper inflation pressure for more miles than regular
    air, and consequently improving gas mileage in the process.

    Additionally, the nitrogen gas is proven to run cooler than air,
    thus greatly preventing heat buildup and tire softening during
    driving.

    It's not so much the nitrogen gas itself that makes it so
    efficient, but rather what it replaces. Air consists of
    increments of oxygen and moisture that are both potentially
    harmful to your tire, and escape your tire faster than nitrogen,
    resulting in faster deflation.

    Already, nitrogen gas tire inflation for your Jeep tires is
    available at many major auto parts and service outlets.


About the author:
Billy Han is a Web Copywriter for Transamerican Auto Parts, a
retailer of Jeep Tires
and Jeep
Tire
accessories. Transamerican Auto Parts also specializes
in Jeep lift kits, tops, and other Jeep accessories.

2 comments:

Christin said...

Car tyre efficiency is a great measure of creating performance. So, it is important to check your car tyres regularly, for wear, cracking, bulging, pressure or objects caught in the tread. In any of these cases, you should change the tyre immediately to avoid any major problem. A better performing car tyre is the combination of Traction – Control – Confidence and can affect driving in terms of performance, grip, tyre noise and wear. Use of quality tyres can increase the safety of your vehicle on the road by many times.

unite tyre changing machine said...

Usually, jeep owners doesn't pay attention to their jeep tires' maintenance. They'll just check it if there's something wrong about it or it needs to be replaced. Jeep tires need care too.

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