Tips were given to owners and drivers of heavy vehicles on how to increase the life of tyres at a tyre care seminar conducted by the TVS Tread of Sundaram Industries Limited at Hotel Jaya Residency here on Tuesday.

Over 100 owners of heavy vehicles from different parts of the district participated in the seminar and have their doubts cleared on frequently occurring problems to the tyres of their vehicles.

Mohammad Sirajuddin, manager of the TVS Tread's Rajahmundry branch advised the vehicle owners to focus on maintenance of tyres.

He said that huge damage to the tyres could be avoided by following simple maintenance techniques like checking the inflation levels frequently, avoiding improper matching of duals and by focusing on toe-ins.

He said that besides over loading and improper loading, over speed of vehicle could also reduce the life of the tyres.

Stating that there would not be any guarantee on the life of tyres by any manufacturer, Mr. Sirajuddin said that the life of the tyres was depending on the driving capabilities of the driver and the condition of the roads as well. Assistant manager Sheik Saleem Basha and others were present.