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The car tyres are to keep us safe on journeys: they are the only contact between the car (and us sitting in the car) and the surface of the road. Properly inflated tyres with treads in good condition will allow all the other safety systems on a car to work at their most effective. On the other hand, when the tread and the pressure not maintained correctly, your vehicle will not work as efficiently and it would also compromise your safety. Regular checks on tyre inflation and tread depth are so important – with these tips however, you can make sure that your tyres remain in the best possible condition.
Buy your tyres from a trustworthy retailer
First things first: find a design suited to you and your needs, that is highly durable and resilient, ensuring you get the most out of your vehicle and its performance. Save some time and order tyres in East London at Elite Direct Tyres and get them delivered at your door step.
Check the tyres on a regular basis
The lifespan of each tyre governed by a wide range of factors: weather, road and driving conditions, number of miles you drive can all influence the length of time a tyre remains in a good condition. For tyres over five years old, it is considered good practice to get them checked annually by an expert. You should consider replacing your summer tyres within four years and your winter tyres within seven years based – that’s the general rule – given, that you have regular checks ensuring a good maintenance.
Check the depth of the tread
Do this in several places across and around the tyre. You can a simple gauge for this. The legal minimum tread depth for a car is 1.6 mm across the central three-quarters of the tread width and round its entire circumference. However, never wait until a tyre reaches this, please change it before, at least when the tread depth reaches 3mm.
Check for signs of tear and wear
Like any cuts, tears, swellings or bumps. If there’s anything you find and worrying – head into a tyre service and get it checked by an expert and fix it.
Check tyre pressure
Recommended tyre inflation pressures for your vehicle can normally be found in the vehicle handbook or on a label fixed on the vehicle.Check pressures when the tyres are cold; this means that they have not been used in the last 2 hours, or they have covered less than 2 miles at low speeds.