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.
Tyres tread depth checks
One of the most important things to ensure your tyre has regular check ups on is the tread depth. Tread depth should be 1.6mm and should be replaced as soon as possible if they do not meet the legal requirements to be on the road. Tread groves are essential , they are designed to allow water to be forced out from beneath the tire and prevent hydroplaning (ensures your tyres keep grip to the road). By spotting a tyre early on in the process of a poor tread depth allows you to be travelling safely , this which is why the importance of the frequently checking your tyres is not optional, but essential.
Tyre pressure its something that should be done monthly in order to ensure it is at the right levels. A correct tyre pressure reduces the risk of you losing control over the vehicle and can save your life in the presence of hazardous weather, drivers or accidents. Tyre pressure can change naturally due to air escaping through the tyres material, damage to the tyre or in colder temperatures, especially in the winter months. The tyres should also be checked more often if you travel often and encounter many long road journeys as this may create more fluctuations in tyre pressure than a typical person may experience. The tyre pressure for your car can be found within the user manual of your vehicle.
Although all tyres on your car hold significant importance, these ones may arguably be the most. With these tyres not being directly connected to the steering wheel, excellent conditions are required in them, especially to help in emergencies or a need to come to a sudden stop. Rear wheels may be harder to judge grip wise due to the fact they go unconnected to the steering, which is why these checks are advised despite the feeling that the car is running smoothly.
If you are unsure about your car tyres, call in for a tyre check at our tyre dealership in Durham.
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