Most drivers tend to take tyres for granted which can have serious consequences. Not only can it compromise the performance of the car but also put you or your loved ones at risk. So, if you want to keep your tyres safe, a few basic tips can take you a long way. Here are four tips to consider…
Regularly check the pressure of your tyres. A properly inflated tyre will give you a smooth ride and will have a positive impact on steering, braking and your mileage as well. Tyres that are not inflated to their optimum pressure are more susceptible to wear and tear and also tend to consume more fuel. You can either get this checked at a petrol station or buy a simple pressure gauge and do it yourself every month.
Keep an eye out for wear and tear. It is important that you physically check the condition of the tyres. Notice any bulges, cuts, holes or wear and tear. If you notice any of these then you want to get them checked by the professionals. In most cases, they will be able to repair the tyres but in cases where need by get your tyres changed immediately. You can get tyres at the best local prices at Headley Tyres Basingstoke Branch. They offer the most competitive tyre prices and their friendly staff always helps you find what you are looking for.
Don’t overload and ensure a safe tread depth. Overloading your car will put excessive pressure on the tyres of your car and will make them more prone to wear and tear. The minimum acceptable tread depth of tyres in UK is 1.6mm so make sure that your tyres are above that tread depth. You can check this by using a 20p coin. Insert into the groove of your car. If the outer rim of the coin is visible then your tyres need to be immediately replaced otherwise you are okay.
Maintain good driving habits. Pretty obvious, yet most of us completely ignore the small things we have total control over like avoiding excessive braking or immediately putting the car into acceleration mode. Also, a pro tip for whenever you are stuck in mud, snow or sand is to not accelerate your tyre too much as this will cause overheating and cause wearing of tyres. A better way is to use gentle back and forth motion to free your tyre.
These tips may seem very basic and simple yet if you follow them closely you can help extend the health of the tyres in the long run.