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.
Tyres North East Dealers
When it comes to motorhomes and caravans there is a big difference between the way the tyres behave and perform compared with cars. Caravan tyres are similar to the ones used on your van or car, however, the weight distribution which they have to go through is totally different. With many caravans running on two wheels there is a lot more stress and pressure of each of the tyres compared to a four-wheeled car or van. Even when it comes to four-wheeled caravans, they are normally positioned quite close together. With the weight and pressure forced down into a smaller area compared with a more even spread by car or van tyres. As a result, the more concentrated weight adds more stress on the tyre sidewalls which is very important for tyre safety.
Importance of correctly inflated caravan tyres
Sidewall stress comes from tyre wear on the shoulders. Therefore it’s important that this is minimised by ensuring your tyre pressures are regularly checked. You should consult your manufacturers manual for the best way to do this.
Caravan Tyre Safety Tips
- Regularly check both your caravan and car tyres
- Check for any damage to the tyres prior to leaving on your journey
- Ensure you are travelling with a spare tyre
- Make sure your caravan and car tyres are regularly replaced
- If you are unsure call into our tyre dealership for advice.
Even when your caravan or motorhome is not in use you should check the tyres at least once a month. As irregular usage can result with tyre flat-spotting. When the caravan’s weight is placed in a single place for a long period it can affect the tyre pressure adversely. To help avoid this turn your caravan or motorhome tyres on a regular basis.
With regular care and attention, tyre damage is still a lot more likely on a caravan than a car. The bumps and scrapes that car tyres go through are more often amplified on caravan tyres, as they have a more basic suspension set-up compared to modern-day cars. Caravan tyres can end up with a lot more shock absorption. Therefore it is important to have the correct tyre pressure and inflation before travelling on your journey.
Call in for a tyre check
Finally, if you have any doubts about your caravan or motorhome tyres, please call in to see us for a tyre check before the new season starts. You can find all our details on the contact us page.
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