Importance of Quality Tyres
Finding the right tyres for your vehicle can be a tricky thing to do. Tyres are such an essential part of making your car perform at its best ability, and there are a few things to know about how to keep your tyres road safe.
Tyre pressure can been one of the easier things to spot whist driving. When pressure drops to an inadequate level road noise and fuel usage increases, especially with heavy loads at fast speeds. Tyre pressures vary from vehicle to vehicle so to find your recommended level check the fuel cap or door jam. regular checks are still encouraged as it may not be as noticeable in early stages.
Tyre tread depth
Tyre tread plays a huge factor in the grip your vehicle has on the road as it disperses the water in wet conditions. A quick way to check if you need new tyres is the 20p coin trick. This involves placing a 20p between the treads and if it sticks out past this then it is best to check using a tread depth gauge. The legal limit for this is 1.6mm, past this point drivers can be prosecuted therefore it is always best to keep up with regular checks.
Rotation and wheel alignment
Not only does misaligned wheels create very dangerous driving, it can also reduce how long tyres actually last. Tyres that are uneven shall wear away more as they try to grip to the road and keep the vehicle safe. The first sign of this is usually seen in steering wheel vibrations or drifting out of your lane. It is most commonly advised that your tyres are checked every 10,000km, or when a new set has been added as a precaution to ensure no errors have been made during installation.