Tyre Safety – What you need to know?
Tyres are one of the most safety/critical parts on your car. They are the only parts which have contact with the road so your tyres should be checked monthly. This will ensure your car remains safe to drive.
Below we have listed out the information below will help you to ensure that your tyres are looked after and remain safe.
Make sure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure
Under-inflation is the primary cause of shoulder wear and premature failure. More than 25% of all cars on the road have tyres which are under-inflated by more than 10%
Under-inflation is also a primary cause for punctures. If your tyres are over-inflated you may experience un-expected handling and premature tyre wear in the centre of the tyre.
Your tyre pressure is also affected by some weather conditions. Always refer to your manufacturer’s guidelines to find out what the right pressure is for your tyres. If you are not sure contact your nearest Team AutoCentre garage and they will help you.
Overloading your vehicle
Overloading your car or light van can put excessive strain on your tyres which may result in overheating. This leads to more rapid wear and a greater susceptibility to impact damage. All of this can contribute to premature tyre failure.
Always refer to your manufacturer’s guidelines for your vehicle’s maximum load information, or come and chat to someone at your local Team AutoCentre garage.
The tyres on your car are designed to withstand the demands that sustained high speed driving puts on them. When your tyres are in good condition and are correctly inflated, they will withstand this heat buildup at their maximum rated speeds. Maximum rated speeds and other information can be found on the tyre sidewall markings.
Should your tyres require checking or changing, Team AutoCentre is here to help – You deal direct with your selected local Team AutoCentre.