The Definitive Guide To Car Tyre Maintenance

07 October 2019 / Lindleys Autocentres

Maintaining your car tyres is an essential part of road driver safety. Failing to maintain your tyres could compromise the performance of the car, resulting in costly repairs and putting yourself at risk of having a road accident. Therefore, we have put together a definitive guide to car tyre maintenance to help keep your tyres in good condition.

The article will cover the following:

  • Tyre damage 

  • Tyre pressure

  • Tyre tread 

Check your tyre for damage

An essential part of road safety is to check your tyres for any physical signs of wear and tear or damage. This can include; cuts, bulges, sidewall damage and sharp objects.

If you begin to notice any of these signs, it is important that you seek advice from a professional mechanic and repair if necessary. In certain situations, this may mean the tyre will need to be replaced altogether. If this is the case, you may want to view our range of car tyres

Check your tyre pressure

A simple way to maintain the quality of your tyre is to check the pressure.

This is a quick and easy technique and should only take a couple of minutes. Having over-inflated or under-inflated tyres can have an effect on fuel consumption and make tyres more susceptible to wear and tear.

In a number of instances, having the wrong tyre pressure has resulted in blowouts causing people to lose control of their cars.

To avoid an accident from happening, it is important that you check your tyre pressure at least once a month. Tyre pressure should also be checked before long journeys or if you are carrying a heavy load. 

Your tyre pressure can be checked at your local petrol station or with your own pressure gauge. Alternatively, you can come visit us at one of our car garages where we can check your tyre pressure-free of charge.

Make sure there is enough tyre tread

Making sure that there is enough tyre tread is not only an essential safety feature but can also have an impact on the performance of your car.

Driving a vehicle that is below the legal limit of 1.6mm is illegal and extremely dangerous.

If the tread is at or below the minimum depth, your tyres will need to be replaced straight away. You can do this at any one of our autocentres. You can book tyre fitting online.

Remember, having the correct depth is a legal requirement and can help maximise the safety and efficiency of your vehicle. 

Are your tyres ready for replacing?

If you feel after reading our guide that your tyres are ready to be replaced, use our tyre size by registration number tool to find your new tyres today.

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