Tyreland’s Top 10 Tyre Tips
- Did you know all tyres gradually deflate over a period of time, this is why we at Tyreland recommend that you check your tyre pressure every 2-3 weeks.
- Only check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold. If you are looking for the specific recommended tyre pressure for your vehicle it is usually located on a placard on the inside of the driver’s door.
- Despite the official minimum legal amount of tread for a car tyre being 1.6mm we at Tyreland recommend that you replace your tyres when the tread depth reaches 2mm, there is no need to push you and your family’s safety to the limit. Also the wet weather grip is almost eliminated when tread depth is this low.
- When checking the tread depth of your tyres, try inserting a match head into the tread grooves, if you can see any of the match head above the groove you know it is time to change your tyre.
- We also recommend that our customers regularly take a walk around their car and inspect the sidewalls and tread quality on a regular basis. By identifying damage to a side-wall or an embedded object early may prevent a blow-out while driving.
- Always replace missing valve caps as this will help avoid water and grime building up inside the valve.
- Always remember to check your spare tyre when carrying out checks on your tyres, you don’t want to find yourself on the side of the road with a faulty spare tyre.
- Getting regular wheel balances give you a smoother drive and also ensure your tyres give you better control and stability in wet conditions.
- Rotating your tyres and wheel alignments give your tyres greater longevity ensuring they wear evenly. So whenever you are getting your car serviced remember to ask the mechanics to rotate your tyres.
- Finally, always make sure if changing tyres that the same tyre treads are on the same axle. Mismatching of brands can affect the handling of your car.
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