Monday 23 September 2019

Tips On How To Care For Your Vehicle Tyres (Guest Post)

This post is written by Emma Stewart, and I'm sharing it to put some food on my table, but checking your tyres at this time of year is really an essential part of car maintenance and she has some good advice.

Foggy and wet conditions need good grip, and the ice and Wintry weather will be back with us before we know it...

Tips on how to care for your tyres

Whether you are a car driver or not, it always comes in handy to know about the basics of how to care for your tyres because all of us either drive or get driven to one place or another. Keeping your tyres in good condition is extremely important not just for a smooth and comfortable drive but also for the safety of the passengers. Below are mentioned some top tips to keep in mind for maintaining your tyres in spick and span condition:

- Avoiding potholes and Kerbs: This sounds like stating the obvious. I know, but how many of us ignore the potholes when we are driving at speed and don’t want to slow down. Also, many a time we very carelessly make a turn and slightly touch the kerb. Both these factors seem very small, but can do great damage to your tyres and cause a lot of wear.

- Keeping an eye on the tread depth. In UK, the minimum tread depth of tyres that is considered roadworthy is 1.6mm. The more the tread depth of your tyre, the safer they are on the road, as they will have a better grip of the road. You can check the tread depth of your tyre by using a 20p coin. Place the 20p coin within the groove of your tread, if the outer border of the coin is visible then that means you need a tyre replacement, if not then you are safe. In case you need replacement tyres, choose a supplier that is credible and offers great prices. You can get robust tyres in Romford at the best rates only from Elite Tyres, visit their garage today!

- Regularly checking the tyre pressure: It is suggested that you always maintain the recommended tyre pressure. The manufacturer’s handbook always states the optimum pressure of your tyres and many vehicles there is also a handy label in the footwell or in the wheel arch (visible when you open the door). Keeping your tyres inflated at this pressure not only gives a smooth drive, but also results in less wear and tear in the long run and minimizes the chances of blow-outs.

Regularly following these tips will help you keep your tyres in spick and span condition and will help in increasing the longevity of your tyres.

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