Taking Care of your Tyres

Take Care of Your Tyres & They Will Take Care of You

Tyres may not be the first thing you consider when it comes to vehicle safety, but tyres are your vehicle’s only link with the road. In fact, your safety (and that of your passengers) actually relies on an area of contact between the tyre and the road surface, which is no bigger than the palm of your hand.

In addition to grip, tyres also support the weight of the vehicle and provide drive and directional control.

When fitting replacement tyres ensure they are of the same size, load index and speed symbol as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. Where tyres are not fitted in complete sets of four, we advise that tyre types are not mixed across an axle. Talk to us about the fitment details for your car, especially if you are in any doubt.

The following checklist outlines a few simple procedures, which if carried out regularly will ensure your tyres remain safe and you get value for money in terms of performance and service life.

We have more detail on each procedure via the links to help you look after your tyres correctly.

After all, if you look after your tyres, they will look after you!

Tyre Checklist:

• Visual Tyre Care: Visually check tyre condition on a regular basis

• Tread Depth Inspection: Inspect tread depth to ensure tyres are safe and legal

• Tyre Pressure: Maintain correct inflation pressures

• Tyre Postitons & Handling: Fit tyres in sets of two or four. If just two fit them to the rear. For 4x4s use identical tyres all round

• Alignment: Consider a wheel alignment check to ensure tyres wear evenly

• Valves: Maintain valves to extend the life of your tyre and improve safety

 For help or advice on tyre maintenance, give us a call or come and see us.