Ensuring you look after your car tyres

Looking after your car tyres

Car tyres are an essential element of your car to be kept at the highest level of maintenance at all times. Tyres that are safe could be the difference between life and death in an accident and can help you to prevent accidents altogether, removing the risks of unsafe driving and unnecessary harm in consequence of it.


Checking the tread depth

Why is the tread depth in tyres necessary to correct?

All cars should have a tread depth of 1.6mm. Tread depth is an essential part to keeping you safe on the roads, requiring regular checking in order to ensure it is maintained. They keep you safe as they are specially made for the best potential road grip they can give, doing so by the ‘bumps’ and grooves designed for them, creating easy braking and control of the car. Over a period of time the tread depth of a tyre may start to reduce, this may be due to just natural wear and tear, an unavoidable consequence to driving any vehicle. However it can also be caused by having a fast and aggressive style of driving, overloading the car with bags and people, poor tyre quality (or deflated tyres) or suspension issues in the vehicle that should all be monitored and tried to keep at a minimum in order to ensure safety as a priority. In order to check your tyre tread depth, there are a few options:


Inactivity during the COVID-19 and tyres

Could the inactivity during the COVID-19 pandemic effect my tyres?

The extent of which inactivity will effect tyres

A nationwide lockdown from the 23rd March due to COVID-19 was something that placed the UK on a standstill. With the requirements to stay home as much as possible, and individuals learning to live with less travel, vehicles also faced less usage by their owners. Inactivity within cars can cause different extents of damage, depending on the conditions of the vehicle, the age and the duration of time out of activity. It is a priority to maintain car safety and keep everyone safe on their journeys and focusing on tyres is a factor that allows you to do so.

How has lockdown caused tyre damage?

Over time tyres begin to lose pressure, active and inactive maintaining it to the recommend amount in your vehicle handbook. When the car is immobile this could happen at a faster rate, even giving them the appearance of  begin deflated. This occurs due to air travelling through the tyres over the duration of time and can cause dangers such when driving due to the car now being much harder to control and handle, increasing chances of crashes and accidents. as well as the loss of pressure, tyre degradation is a natural process sped up when stationary through weather and heat. In order to reduce the effects try strong the car in a sheltered or indoor garage where it will remain in dry and cool conditions.

Inactivity causing flat spotting in tyres

Flat spotting is a term used to refer to when the area of the tyre connected with the ground becomes flat due to being inactive for a long period of time. This flat area will worsen when left for longer periods of time, especially in larger and heavier cars. As life has adjusted to less travel, if your vehicle use is less, try to move your car forward/ backwards slightly every few days in order to reduce the pressure this flat spot area is enduring.

How do I reduce lockdown effects on my tyres?

Reducing the negative effects of an inactive car can be done in a few ways. Ensure your tread depth is at 1.6mm keeping them safe and legal for road usage. Try keep extra tyres and your car stored in a garage or a dry and cool area to minimise weather effects. Ensure you are keeping your car moving, even if its just a few inches, rotating the tyre will reduce flat spotting significantly and keep them in a regular and safe shape for usage.


Tyre Dealers North East

Tyre Dealers North East Region

Tyre dealers North East  based just outside of Durham.

When it comes to vehicles tyres are the main point of contact with the road. Therefore it is essential that they are not only in good condition but also inflated to the correct pressure point.  This is imperative to ensure you and your family can travel safely on the road.

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Tyres Spreading The Cost

On selected tyres you can now spread the cost of your payments with Car Tyre World

With our payment assist you can spread the cost of your tyres by just paying 25% on the day of purchase, then spread the remaining balance equally over 3 months with 0% interest and fee free payments. No credit checks or lengthy forms to be completed, A long as you have a UK-registered Debit card with sufficient funds to cover the 25% initial deposit, you can take advantage of the scheme.
Please note: Payment Assist is available on selected brands of tyres and must be on the purchase of two or four tyre’s, from our mid range or premium range. You can find out more about the finance details, terms and conditions on our dedicated page. 


Caravan & Motorhome Tyres

Caravan Tyre Safety North East Tyre Dealers

When it comes to caravan tyre safety it is essential that they are inflated correctly and in good condition before you start the touring season.

This year we could see a lot more people having their holidays in Britain due to the Coronavirus, in turn, a lot more traffic could also be on our roads especially during the peak holiday season.


Run Flat Tyres Durham

Run Flat Tyres Durham, Co. Durham

Many new cars are being fitted with run flat tyres at manufacturing stage. If drivers are unsure if their tyres are run flats they can check on the sidewall of the tyre. In addition, the car will have a TPMS monitor which can access any pressure changes. Therefore making it easier to detect any punctures or low pressure.

In this article we look at some of the advantages of run flat tyres.