Get More Out Of Your Tyres

You be good to them, and they’ll be good to you.

As with anything, the better you look after the condition of something, the longer it will last. The same rule applies to your tyres, as the consequence of having poorly-maintained ones could affect your car’s overall efficiency and performance – but more importantly have serious safety implications too.

At CarCliq we’ve outlined the key methods which will allow you to get more out of your tyres.
The cost of having under-inflated tyres is severe, as it means the “rolling-resistance” increases, this means your car is making more effort to ensure your car continues to push along. Therefore, you can expect to see an increase in fuel costs!

The safety risks which can occur due to under-inflated tyres can be a higher likelihood of having a blowout, this causing you to have a breakdown, but also it can affect your performance when braking, going around corners or accelerating.

Solution: Make sure you check the pressure of your tyres on a regular basis. If you’re unsure of what the correct pressure is for your tyres, this can be found in your car’s manual book or it can be found on most cars usually inside the door.
The tread of your tyre is the rubber on its circumference that makes contact with the road, thus when they wear down, this puts you at risk.

In fact, it is a legal requirement that tyres cannot be below 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre.

If you fail to do so, this can lead to the consequence of a £2,500 fine per tyre and three penalty points on your license.

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The signs to look out for if your tyres are unbalanced are the following:
  • Uneven wear and tear
  • They seem to “wobble” when you travel above 40 or 50mph

Solution: This is a simple quick fix by a tyre specialist and it can prevent further damage.
When you’re driving, each of your wheels reacts differently – as a result, you may consider rotating your tyres between the front and the rear of your car so that you get even wear and tear.

Most manufacturers recommend this should be done every year or 7,500 miles.
Driving Style
This may be the most obvious factor to consider, as when it comes to how well-maintained your car is, 90% of the time it is down to how you choose to drive it. If you’re driving fast, heavy braking or reaching corners at high speeds – expect your tyre’s lifespan to deteriorate significantly.

Therefore, we recommend you drive smoothly always to keep your car feeling brand new.

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In the spirit of tyre safety month, we want to ensure you’re treating your tyres the best way possible so you’re safe on the roads and getting the most out of them.

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