There will always come a time when you need to sort out replacement tyres with your local Rotherham supplier, but as inevitable as this is it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do all you can to prolong the life of your tyres so that they don’t need replacing before their time.
Poorly maintained tyres could have a big impact on the efficiency and performance of your car, so not only will you be making sure that the tyres last for as long as possible but you’ll also potentially save yourself some money into the bargain as well.
How long your tyres will last will depend on the quality of the tyre (so go for the very best you can afford), as well as the road conditions that the tyres are used on and how well maintained the tyres are as well. You should aim to have your tyres inspected at least once a year so you know they’re still safe to drive on.
Whatever kind of tyre you opt for, looking after them properly will ensure they perform at their best and keep you safe as you drive. Here are a few tips to help you keep your tyres in excellent condition for longer.
Keep them inflated
Driving with under or over-inflated tyres is dangerous and can affect the lifespan of the tyres themselves. Find out what pressure your tyres should be for your particular car (you’ll find this information either in the manual or on the inside of the driver’s side door).
Monitor tread levels
The tread on your tyres is vitally important from a safety perspective. Think about it – the only contact that your car has with the road is via the tyres so when they start to wear down, you could be putting yourself at risk. Legally, tyres have to have a certain tread level and if they don’t you could end up with a hefty fine and points on your license. The legal minimum for depth is 1.6mm and it has to meet this around the entire circumference.
Your own driving
Do you think you’re a careful driver or have you been known to take a few chances here and there? If you regularly drive too fast, break heavily or take corners suddenly or abruptly, your tyres won’t thank you for it.
Check your tyre valves
The valves and caps protect both you and your tyres but they can deteriorate over time so you should perhaps replace them when you buy new tyres so you can ensure you’re fully protected on the road.
Driving at high speeds with a cracked or faulty valve stem can see it bend and allow for air loss. Always check your valves and caps are in good condition to maintain airtight seals, the correct tyre pressure and longer tyre life.