Read our top tips for Tyre Safety and getting the best from your Tyres.
- It is best to aim to check your tyre pressure every couple of weeks to ensure you are driving on the safest tyres possible.
- Only check your tyre pressure on cold tyres so this means a car that hasn’t been driven for at least a couple of hours.
- Use an accurate tyre pressure gauge.
- You vehicle handbook or sticker inside the driver door will provide information on correct pressure for your specific vehicle.
- Quicker wear on tyres which means buying tyres more frequently.
- Higher fuel consumption
- More risk of blow outs and sudden tyre failure
- Tyres will wear unevenly with the middle of the thread wearing more.
- Can cause a very uncomfortable ride
- Tyre tread helps your car to grip to the road and ensure your vehicle is as safe as possible.
- Don’t let your tyres lead you to a fine when the tread depth is less than the minimum requirement of 1.6mm.
- It is advised that when your vehicle reaches 3mm of tread to change your tyres to ensure maximise breaking performance is maintained.
- Potholes, objects in the road or hitting the curb can cause tyre damage like cuts and bulges on your tyres
- Look our for bulges when checking your tyres as this will require immediate action to get your tyres checked and replaced
- Are you noticing the wear on your tyres is uneven? Then think about getting a wheel alignment which will boost fuel efficiency and the lifespan of your tyres
If you have any questions regarding your tyre safety then give us a message on our social platforms or leave a comment on this post and our trained Tyre and Service Centre will be more then happy to help you out with your enquiry.