Tyre Safety – a critical element in your car’s safety
They can also help you maintain your tyres in peak condition with precision wheel balancing and alignment services.
Be responsible when it comes to your tyres
The word responsible is a good word to use because your tyres are the only thing to come between your car and the road, and along with braking is the most important part
of driving and looking after your car. One of the best web sites for checking about your One of the best web sites for checking about your tyres is www.tyresafe.org they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety is www.tyresafe.org they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety.
You should always check the condition of your tyres by just having a look for cuts or bumps “eggs” as some people call them, I have put a good
example in the picture, but they are usually smaller than this. The next thing is to check the tread depth, the legal limit in the UK is 1.6mm across ¾ of the tread from the centre outwards, but to be truthful the safest tread depth to use will be 3mm, this is because some companies allow the grooves and sipes, (which are the tiny slits in a tyre, that help it to dissipate the water) to run out at 3mm, making the tyre virtually bald but still legal in the eyes of the law.
The next thing is to make sure that your tyres have the correct pressure in them. Tyres with the wrong pressure will de-stabilise the handling of your car, I am sure that we have all experienced this sometimes in our driving life, a car with a tyre say half flat will give the car a drifting feeling especially say on a motorway at speed. Also the correct pressures will give your car the best fuel efficiency if they are inflated correctly.
Finally if you cannot check the tyres by yourself or do not know of good Local Tyre Centres to do the job for you, then look online for www. Point-s.co.uk tyres and you will be able to check their nearest tyre centre in your area.
Thanks Eric Roberts…www.mot-halifax.co.uk
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