CAR TYRES AND LONG TRIPS – DON’T CHANCE IT, CHECK IT!

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 Regularly

Like 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 Signs

Tyres 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.

If you haven’t checked your tyres in some time, now is a good time to star. As the weather warms up, so does the road’s surface. In fact, when the summer heat is extreme, the road starts to melt. If you are worried about your tyres there are a range of signs to look out for.

These include:

  • 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)

Failing to look after your tyres means risking your own life and that of your passengers and other road users. Tyres that have completely worn out will result in your vehicle being defective. You will not be allowed to drive the car until you have new tyres fitted.

How Often Should I Check my tyres?

A good rule of thumb is to check your tyre pressure at least once a month. The correct air pressure should be found in your owner’s manual. If you have purchased new tyres, or can’t find the information, speak to your Canning Vale auto service experts. We’ll tell you everything you need to know and we’ll reinflate your tyres for you.

If you drive long distances, check your tyres once a week or every fortnight. Keeping an eye on your tyre pressure will help improve the life of the tyre, increase your petrol economy and provide you with a better handling vehicle.

Cars need to be treated with respect. If you look after them, they will repay the favour. Ignore the problems and they can become expensive to repair.

Looking for tyre inspection or a tyre service?

As a leading tyre specialist in Canning Vale, we provide our customers with first-rate service. Whether you need a tyre inspection or a service, our team is equipped to handle any job. If you would like to know more about our services, contact us today.

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