Cars are by far the most common vehicles on the roads of the UK so it is no surprise that they are involved in more tyre-related incidents than other vehicles. A few pieces of regular maintenance can help you avoid a large number of tyre incidents and keep you and other road users safe at Easter. Read our car tyres advice this Easter guide for more information...
The depth of your tyre treads is important to keep a grip on wet roads. As a tyre’s tread wears, it begins to lose its ability to grip in the rain. A ‘20p test’ is the quickest way to check tread depth. Just place a 20p into one of the main tread grooves at three points around the tyre. If the outer band of the coin is visible, the tyres may be unsafe or even illegal and will need to be checked by tyre professionals like Car Clinic MOT Centre.
Equally important is your tyre pressure. Keeping your tyres inflated at the correct pressure makes sure the car handles properly, reduces the risk of a sudden deflation and helps to keep your car’s fuel consumption optimal. Car manufacturers display the correct pressures either on the driver’s side door sill or fuel filler cap. If unsure, check your owner’s manual. There are two pressures listed – one for normal use and the other for when the car is fully laden.
You should also take this opportunity to take a look at the tyre’s condition. If there are lumps, bumps or objects stuck in the tyre, you’ll have to get it checked out. If objects such as stones are stuck in the tread, try to remove them safely.
When you buy a new set of Tyres from Car Clinic MOT Centre to be fitted to your vehicle you can be confident that you will be enjoying the very best in tyre expertise and quality at the best possible price. For a free Ellesmere Port car repairs quote or Ellesmere Port tyres quote just give us a call on 0151 3390101 or pop in at your convenience.