Our tyres bear the full force of the road, absorbing all that pressure for us while we drive. Not only do they carry the weight of the car, but they do so over long distances and high speeds.Looking after your tyres is important to their longevity and the safety of your car. Neglecting to do so only increases your chance of something serious happening.
Getting your tyres checked RegularlyLike everything in life, your tyres will eventually wear out due to constant use. Because of this, having them checked on a regular basis is important in keeping them performing. The best time to have your tyres thoroughly checked is when you service your car. The mechanic will check your tyre pressure and look over the tread. Most car owners neglect to do this, but it is vitally important to keeping your car safe on the road. If you are going on a road trip, check your tyre pressure every few days.
The Warning SignsTyres wear out at different rates depending on:
- How often you drive
- The road’s surface
- Their level of inflation
- How often and how suddenly you brake.
- Uneven driving, even on flat surfaces
- Taking longer to stop when braking
- Difficulty controlling the steering wheel
- More fuel usage
- Difficulty handling in wet conditions (this is a real hazard)