Caring for your tyres

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As a car driver, it is imperative that one knows the basics of how to care for your car’s tyres. Regularly maintaining the health of your tyres not only helps the tyres last longer but also helps you in saving money and hassle in the long-run. Here are some basic tips on how you can care for your tyres:

Regularly maintaining the tyre pressure

Keeping an optimum pressure in your tyres is essential for a smooth drive. You can check your manufacturer’s handbook to know the exact tyre pressure at which your car runs best. To regularly check the tyre pressure though you can buy a small pressure gauge. It is quite inexpensive and is very easy to read.

Checking your tyres for wear & tear

Under UK law it is required to keep your minimum tyre tread depth of at least 1.6mm. For a thumb rule, the lesser the depth the lesser grip the tyres will have on the road. You can use the 20p coin test to know the tread depth of your tyre. Also, if your car is driven at very high speed then it is very likely that the over-heating will cause your tyres to wear off.

You should also keep an eye out for punctures that might put a hole in your tyres and can be a cause of deflating them. Once you know that you have a puncture, change it to the stepney immediately to avoid any further damage to the tyre.

Keeping your tyres properly aligned

To check whether your tyres are properly aligned or not is by noticing if your car drifts to one side or the other when being driven in a straight line. If it does then that means that the tyres are not properly aligned which will make them more prone to punctures and wear-offs.

Keeping these useful tips in mind will definitely help in the longevity of your tyres. However, there is only so much that one can do on their own. Once the tyre wears off enough you have to go to an expert to get it changed and this should never be delayed. You can book tyres online in Basingstoke at Headley Tyres and get free delivery at your doorstep. Headley Tyres is a credible tyre showroom that stocks a huge variety of tyres. Just visit their website to browse through their variety and place an order with just a few clicks.

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