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Checking Your tread depth-on your car tyres is most important…Pellon tyres

Checking Your tread depth

Checking Your tread depth Car tyre that was NOT checked by the owner ?

Checking Your tread depth

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

This damage was not spotted because the owner did NOT check the tyres?

 

Checking Your tread depth  will contribute to your cars performance. It is very important to check them at regular intervals and inflate them to the correct pressures.

Your personnel safety and  performance together with the driving comfort are three of the most important reasons why drivers should Checking Your tread depth and the pressures  on a weekly basis.

The picture above is a good example of a tyre that was not checked. The main problem of this car was the fact the cars steering geometry was all wrongly set, this cars steering was clearly out of alignment and needed tracking (wheel alignment).

if you check yours on a regular basis you will spot the  wearing of on one edge, especially on the inside were it is more difficult to spot. This one in the picture was worn down to

Checking Your tread depth

Checking your pressures every week is very important.

the steel belt, and the driver would have certainly received a fine and points if he had been pulled up by the police.

Tread depth of the tyres

This is also an important point to make. The legal limit in the UK is 1.6 mm for Checking Your tread depth, but most manufacturers including Yokohama tyres do not put the sipes that dissipate the water down to the full depth of the tread, in fact it becomes “bald” when it has 3 mm of tread left, this applies to many of the performance cars. If a careful eye is kept on them, then they should be changed when the tread that is left is at 3 mm. although not illegal they become very dangerous in wet weather and will

Checking Your tread depth

Checking Your tread depth

When checking your tyre pressures you should always look out for bulges and cuts, like the one in the picture

need replacing. You should also inspect your side-walls for any bulges as well as Checking Your tread depth , that can be caused by clipping the kerb or going down a pot-hole. Also look out for any cuts or nails and screws that may have penetrated the tyre but not gone right through the tread, this is an accident waiting to happen.

In general you should have your pressures checked at regular intervals I would recommend every week if possible or at least every two weeks. If you drive an SUV or up-market saloons,  keep an eye open for the 3mm depth of your tread appearing, although there is no markings they will appear to look bald. When this happens you should replace them with new ones.

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TYRE BLOWOUT-Caravan Travelling on his holidays has a Lucky Escape.

Post Updated 31st Dec 2013

This guy managed to steer his caravan to safety after a nasty tyre blowout.

This customer was very lucky when the tyre on his caravan exploded when travelling down the A1 motorway. He managed to stop the car and caravan rig from swerving all over the road and brought the rig to a standstill. It looks to me as if the tyre has had problems for a while and the problem was not spotted early enough. How many times do we see caravans completely turned over after a crash, because the owner was not able to control the caravan after a tyre blowout?

a tyre blowout disaster could have been avoided?

In my opinion caravan, owners do not take enough time to check their tyres before setting out on a journey, they are perhaps the most important thing to check, and, in this case, the

TYRE BLOWOUT

This Michelin tyre is a good example of why you should not be buying un- regulated part worn tyres. The tyre had recently being purchased and fitted to this VW car. IT did look OK but we noticed some cracking occurring in the bead area. This is a telltale sign for Michelin tyres. Cracking means ageing. We were shocked to find that the tyre was 19 (nineteen) year old. This is happening all the time as these small back street companies have opened up selling illegal part worn tyres to the cash-strapped motorists.

the problem would have been solved by a quick inspection by a tyre expert, and a possible disaster would have been avoided, with a much safer journey for all of us. A tyre blowout can be easily avoided by only fitting new tyres to your caravan, do not be tempted with remould or part worn tyres because you can put your own and other peoples life’s at risk. A tyre blowout can be avoided.

 

 

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

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Car Tyres Safety Tips- Care tyre advice for a safer driver experience

Nokian Winter Tyre benefits

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Car Tyres Safety Tips

Car Tyres Safety Tips-Fitting Winter Tyres

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Consequently, then it is most people who drive and own their own car. Of course, that will  know that their tyres are one of the most important parts. Especially regarding important points about of your car’s regular maintenance. Important to realise, that your tyres have to take the all the weight of your car. Secondly, they also help to move your car along. So, keeping your tyres in top condition is very important to your safety.

As a result, if you are experiencing problems with any of your tyres. So, it is important to get them checked straight away. Of course, by a professional  company.Thus, to ensure you are still safe to drive with a defective tyre. Although there could be a cost attached. Then, there are a few things you can do. Naturally, to maintain and keep your tyres in their best state of condition.

Not all tyres are of the same type of construction. Most importantly, different tyres are suited to different driving conditions. Most strikingly, in winter when the weather is wet and cold and often snowy ! So, in these conditions then different tyres are required called winter or snow tyres. For-mostly, these winter tyres are very different from dry and hot summer conditions . Of course, different types of weather conditions could affect your safety! Especially when it comes to fitting the correct type of tyres to suite winter conditions.

 

Winter Conditions and other Car Tyres Safety Tips

Due to very different climatic conditions, you must consider the possibility of using two sets of tyres. Firstly, one suitable for winter conditions. Secondly,  your normal summer tyres for the rest of the year. Winter brands are now supplied by all the leading tyre manufacturers. Including  the Cheap Tyre and budget brands. So winter tyres, do not need to be an expensive item. As a result, If they are changed tyres after the winter. They will last you about three years, good value I think?.

More expensive brands include the excellent Nokian winter tyres . Nokian are test winners for their winter tyre product year after year and are now available in Halifax at Pellon Tyres.

Make sure your tyres are the correct ones for your vehicle. Replacing your old ones with the same size and type, you may use different makes  if required, but the safest scenario is to replace yours  with exactly the same as you have removed.

Car Tyres Safety Tips; Some simple advice on your tyres care are as follows:

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Check your tyre pressures at regular intervals. they will be in the handbook of your car. Especially if you are fully loading your car.Thus, the pressures can alter dramatically when the car is loaded.

Make sure your tyres tread are on the legal limits: The legal limit requires a tread depth at 1.6 mm. As a reult, all the way around the circumference of the tyre for ¾ of the width of the tread.

Check the side walls for bulges, and the tread for tears or rips in a tyre, these can be illegal and unsafe to drive. Look out for unusual tyre wear at the edges this could be a steering misalignment or some other defect to the cars steering parts. If you have any such problems please have your car checked immediately at a garage or by a professional mechanic.

Check the age of your tyres or let an expert check this for you. Tyres deteriorate if they are over six years old and because they are a natural product and will start to crack in the bead area.

Most tyres are now of the same construction and this comes into my sentence about correct tyre usage.

This advice comes with years of experience (40 in fact) so if you experience tyre problems in the Halifax area of Yorkshire then contact a reputable tyre centre for free advice. 

Eric Roberts