Tyres are the one aspect of a Car that are often overlooked until disaster strikes, but this time we are going to examine all the aspects of tyre care and maintenance so that you will stay safe and arrive alive.
We take pride in offering professional services and advice to assist you with caring for your tyres. It is very important for you to know how to maintain the conditioning of tyres and to ensure the effectiveness and safety of those tyres.
Check air pressures in all tyres regularly
Tyre pressures are vital for balanced breaking, maximum grip and maximum tyre life. You can check this by referring to the tyre placard fitted to the car, which indicates the correct size, speed rating and load capacity, as well as recommended inflation pressures. The placard is fitted to all vehicles manufactured since 1973 and is usually contained in the glove box, on the driver's door pillar or under the front bonnet.
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is essential. The first is safety. Tyres that are under inflated can overheat; and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road.
The second reason is economy. Over or under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly.
The third reason for maintaining the correct tyre pressure is the environment. Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This can equate to lower Co2 emissions coming from your vehicle than those with incorrect tyre pressures and that has to be good for the environment.
Avoid hard braking and sudden acceleration
Generally, Tyres wear quickly if they are consistently subjected to hard braking or rapid acceleration.
Use extra precautions when parking to avoid tyre damage
Many impact fractures occur in the sidewall area of the tyre rather than the tread. Cautious parking will decrease damage to tyre sidewalls that can occur through contact with kerbs.
Keep Checking for External Damage
Cuts, lumps and bumps are often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, pothole or object in the road. If your tyre has any of these symptoms then you must have the tyre checked as quickly as possible by a tyre specialist, as this sort of damage can result in unexpected tyre failure.
Also, emergency braking can sometime leave your tyres with a 'flat spot'. This can be another reason for premature tyre removal. It is always recommended to have your tyres checked if the vehicle has been involved in an emergency maneuver like sudden and heavy braking.