5 Top Tips To Maintain Your Tyres!
You should ensure that your tyres are well maintained at all times in order to keep your vehicle safe and roadworthy for as long as possible. Here are some tips to keep your tyres in top condition.
CHECKING THE TYRE PRESSURE:
If your tyres are under or over inflated, it can increase fuel consumption and make them much more prone to wear and tear. At worst, having the wrong tyre pressure can result in a blowout.
CHECK FOR DAMAGE AND UNUSUAL WEAR AND TEAR:
Drivers should also inspect their tyres physically for any signs of unusual wear or damage. This can include cuts, bulges, or objects that have punctured the tyre. If you notice any of these things, you should get them checked out.
MAKE SURE THERE IS ENOUGH TREAD:
The tread depth of your tires has a direct impact on the performance of your car, but also on its overall safety, especially in bad weather. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, so make sure it does not go below this limit.
DON'T OVERLOAD YOUR CAR:
The effects of overloading your car may not be as obvious as you might think. Overloaded cars may have a hard time handling and experience excessive wear on the tyres as a result of excessive heat. This could cause a tyre explosion, putting you at risk for a road accident.
KEEP YOUR WHEELS ALIGNED:
Out of alignment wheels can also cause problems for your tyres. Uneven wear can cause tyres to weaken and become more prone to damage. It can also make it more difficult for the driver to control the car and increase fuel consumption.
Although these are only a few ways to ensure your tyres are in good condition, they should give you some ideas about how you can improve the performance, comfort and safety of your vehicle. For more information or advice on tyre maintenance, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts at your local Eurofit AutoCentres today.