You probably don’t need reminding how critical the tyres are regarding safety, as the tyres are the only part of the vehicle that makes contact with the road, and should therefore be inspected on a regular basis. Here are a few essential aspects of tyres that you should be aware of.
- Essential Tyre Tread – The tread on your tyres are the only thing that makes contact with the road, and when looking for tyre fitting in Bowers Gifford, or anywhere else for that matter, it is essential that the tyres have a minimum treat depth of 2 millimetres.
- Tyres Must Be Changed in Pairs – When changing tyres, you must change both the front or rear tyres, and each tyre must have the same tread pattern, to ensure safe grip. Having one partly worn tyre paired with a new one will not provide safe handling, and you should always listen to the advice of a tyre replacement company.
- Checking the Overall Condition of Tyres – It isn’t just the tread surface that is important, and each tyre should be inspected for tyre wall damage, which might be in the form of a bulge or a tear. A damaged tyre might be able to be repaired, but in some cases, a replacement is advised, and that would likely mean changing both tyres to have a matching pair.
- Correct Tyre Inflation – This is essential, and the tyre replacement provider would always ensure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure. Too much air in a tyre can cause it to lose grip, while insufficient air will result in the tyre overheating, so always check tyre pressures prior to setting off on a long journey. The correct PSI setting can be found in the owner’s manual.
Don’t take chances with the condition of the tyres on your car, it simply isn’t worth the risk.