The Right Tyres

The importance of the getting the right tyres for your vehicle

Many drivers aren't aware of when the optimum time to replace their tyres is, you may notice a deterioration of performance as your tyres wear but how do you know when you should actually replace a tyre? Even fewer are aware that through some simple checks and regular maintenance you can significantly improve the performance and longevity of your tyres, giving you the very best value for your money. However, every motorist is fully aware of just how expensive owning and driving a car is. With this in mind, the tyre experts at Michelin have created some simple guides to make sure you get the very best performance and life from your tyres.

Tyre Damage & Ageing

Tyres last longer with regular checks

Standard car / van tyres are designed to be adequately filled with air, if they are not used at the correct pressure you are increasing the risk of damage to the tyre and may reduce the performance and overall life of the tyre. Make sure you check your tyre pressures monthly and before any long trip. At the same time, its important to check the tyre tread depths, and look for any signs of damage to the sidewall, or strange or irregular wear of the tyre tread. If you are in any doubt, speak to us and  we will be able to talk you through whether you should come into our depot to check if your tyres are suitable for further use.

Reasons to change my tyres - The Wrong Tyres

For best all-around performance, the same type of tyre should be used in all four wheel positions. Tyres of different sizes, constructions, and stages of wear may affect vehicle handling and stability.

In addition, there may be specific recommendations by vehicle or tyre manufacturers which may apply to your vehicle. These should be followed, please check your vehicle handbook for details.

Never mix radial and non-radial tyres

Very simply, the experts at Michelin recommend that you do not mix radial and non-radial (i.e. cross-ply or bias-belted) tyres on a vehicle.

If mixing tyres is unavoidable, never mix radial and non-radial tyres on the same axle. If two radial and two non-radial tyres are installed on a vehicle, it is widely accpeted that the two radials must be installed on the rear axle and the two non-radials on the front axle.

There are many ways to find the proper tyres for your vehicle. If you're not sure what tyres are best suited to your vehicle, use our tyre selector.