Good quality tyres are vital for a smooth safe drive, but they can be on the expensive side. However, with careful budgeting, planning ahead, and – most importantly – good tyre care, you can make your tyres last much longer, which can reduce your overall expenditure on those tyres. Let us take a look at some ways to make sure your tyres stand the test of time.
As so often, the best way to achieve a goal is quite dull and sensible, and so it is with keeping your tyres in good condition for as long as possible! Drive at or below the speed limit, avoid rough roads, and be wary of scraping your tyres alongside pavement curbs when parking. Each of these put unnecessary wear on your tyres and can worsen weaknesses in the tyre’s structure.
Doughnut Do It !
Stunt-style driving like hand-brake turns, making doughnuts (when you hold your parking brake on, while accelerating so your car spins in a circle around the front axis), and doing anything that makes any of the tyres leave the ground (cornering or going over bumps too fast, for example) can all dramatically shorten the life of your tyres. And, in fact, the rest of your car too! Once your tyres have reached the end of their useful lifespan even after all your care and consideration, you can also buy tyres in Basildon – visit Jet Wheel Tyre or call 01268 988552 to be back on the road with the minimum of inconvenience and fuss.
Get into the habit, as soon as you can, of checking your tyres on a regular basis. Regular commuters might want to check them over weekly or fortnightly, while those who only occasionally take their car out could get away with doing so every month or two. Begin with a careful visual inspection, and use your sense of touch to confirm or refute what your eyes are telling you. Look for cracks, missing chunks of rubber, excess dryness, and signs of punctures, the latter of which can be quite subtle and hard to spot. Bulges or dimples in the sidewall can also be a sign of concern. Once you spot any of these issues, get in touch with your mechanic to ask about having prompt repairs made.