I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, when it comes to our family car, our top priority is always our safety. Whenever we use our car, there are a few things that we make sure to check safety wise. One of those things is our tyres. Tyres are of course an integral part of your vehicle getting you from A to B, but if they’re not properly looked after they can cause serious problems. Today I wanted to share with you a few ways in which you can keep your cars tyres in good condition, ensuring both longevity of the tyres and safety for you and your family.
Regularly Check Your Tyre Tread
Your car tyre’s tread should never fall below 1.6mm as this would mean your vehicle legally isn’t allowed on the roads. Although ideally it’s recommended to not let your tread fall lower than 3mm for ensuring the safety of you and your passengers. I’m only aware of car tyre tread because it’s something Jack used to have to measure in his old job, but if you’re not quite sure about it, there is a little tool called a tyre depth gauge that will measure it for you that you can keep in your glove compartment to be safe. If you notice that your tread is low, you should look at replacing them asap! You can easily get tyres online in Brentwood from Elite Direct Tyres.
Regularly Monitor Your Tyre Pressure
Tyre pressure is just as important as tread when it comes to safety ensuring that your cars runs smoothly. Each cars tyres has it’s own specific inflation levels which if maintained will save you money and extend the life of your tyres, all whilst improving your vehicles safety and fuel efficiency.
To ensure even wear, it’s a good idea to get your tyres rotated. This is simply moving your tyres to a different location on your car. You can have this done at most garages in the UK and it’s recommended that you have it done every 6,000 miles.
Consider Winter Tyres
During the colder months (so October through March here in the UK) It’s a good idea to use winter specific tyres to ensure that you’re running optimum safety on your vehicle. Winter tyres have a special tread on them that not only make driving in winter conditions easier but decreases that risk of aquaplaning too(which if you know what that is, is pretty scary!). Switching your tyres out seasonally will ensure that both sets of tyres perform at their best and last for as long as possible.
What are your top tips for keeping your car tyres in their best form? Let me know!
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