Ensuring that your car remains in a good condition throughout the year with regular servicing and a valid MOT is of paramount importance for the safety of yourself and others. As well as the mechanics of your car, your tyres should also be regularly checked and maintained. For today’s blog post, we discuss top tips for taking care of your tyres.
Your tyres bear the entire weight of you, your passengers and the vehicle itself, they also ensure your comfort and safety and act in response to several things such as movement of the steering wheel. Though, it can be easy to forget about your tyres, keeping them in good condition is important.
The legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters and around the entire circumference. Your tyre tread depth can be checked using a gauge, but you can also spot when your tyres are at the minimum tread by looking at the indicators moulded into the base of the main grooves – if your tyre has worn down to this indicator, it needs replacing.
As well as the tyre tread, the pressure of the tyre should also be checked on a regular basis. You can find the recommended tyre pressure in the vehicle handbook.
Keeping your tyres at the correct pressure will save them from wearing too quickly and may even save you fuel.
If your tyre needs repairing, it is vital that a professional removes the tyre and inspects it, as internal damage may not always be visible on the outside of the tyre.
A tyre specialist will ensure the tyre is removed, pumped up and fitted to professional standards, and also keep in mind any specific characteristics of your car.
B.J. Banning Limited: Tyres
As a reputable car garage, we offer a wide variety of services to ensure your safety on the road. We supply a wide range of tyres, including those suitable for 4×4’s and light commercial vehicles.News and Information. Bookmark the permalink. ← Summer Safety Tips What To Check Before a Long Journey →