Tyres are the main contact points between the car and the road and thus the smoothness of your drive and the safety of the passengers is directly associated with their health. Most of us take the condition of our tyres for granted which should be avoided. Some basic tyre care tips can really help in the long-run. Some of them are as follows:
Checking the tread depth of your tyres:
The tread depth of your tyres is an important measure that can tell you a lot about the safety of your tyres. The more the tread depth the more effective will be your braking system and the safer will be your drive. In UK the minimum legal tread depth is 1.6mm anything less than that is considered not safe for the road. To measure the tread depth, you can use the 20p coin test. Just insert the 20p into the groove of your tyre. If the outer rim of the coin is visible then that means your tyres need immediate replacement otherwise you are good to go. Headley Tyres is a credible tyre house that can help you in this matter. You can simply book tyres online and get them fitted by professionals at Headley Berkshire Tyre Centre. They have the friendliest staff that is always ready to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Keeping your tyres inflated to an optimum level:
The optimum level of your tyres is mentioned in the manual guide of your tyres. Over and under inflated tyres both result in bumpy ride and can result in blow-outs which in turn are a cause of many accidents. To check the pressure of your tyres you can simply use a small pressure gauge that can be bought from any home store or you can get it checked from a gas station as well.
Check for wear and tear:
Wear and tear is a natural process. No matter how much you try you can’t completely avoid it. However, keep an eye out for any holes or cracks that may appear in your tyres and try to get the punctures repaired timely. The more you delay getting the punctures fixed, the more damage happens to the tyres.
Avoid excessive acceleration:
Excessively accelerating and then braking your car causes over-heating of the tyres and thus causes them to wear. So avoid that. Also, a pro tip, if your car gets stuck in sand or snow, don’t accelerate the tyres too much, instead use gentle to and fro motion to free the tyre.
If these tips are kept in mind while driving they can greatly help in enhancing the longevity of the tyres and will help to keep your tyres safe and roadworthy.
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