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The Ideal Tyre Tread Depth

Here in the UK, and in many other countries, the law clearly specifies that all vehicles are fitted with the proper tyre tread size. This is because tyre treads are a huge determinant on just how safe your car is while on the road. The standard limit specified in the law is at 1.6 millimeters. You are required to change or replace the tyres before they reach this limit; for your own safety. When buying a new tyre, the tread can measure up to 8mm. as you use the car and the tyre gets worn out, this number reduces drastically.... read more

What is the Correct Tyre Pressure

When discussing the car tyre pressure, you’ll find that we mostly use terms like under inflation and over inflation. Under inflation is when the tyre’s pressure is lesser than the recommended level. Over inflation on the other hand, is used to refer to tyre pressure that exceeds the set limits. Thus in the world of car tyre pressure, we talk of an under inflated tyre, correctly inflated tyre, or over inflated tyre. As the car owner, it is for you to ensure that the tyres are always properly inflated at all times. Over inflated tyres are dangerous to drive on... read more

The Tyre Check Procedure

It is paramount that every car owner learns a thing or two about checking the wear, tear and suitability of their tyres. The procedure is easy and can be done by almost everyone. Failure to regularly check your tyres can make a huge difference. It could mean a bad ride, a sudden puncture, or even an accident. To help avoid any of these scenarios, it makes sense that you regularly check your tyres. Below, we have compiled a list of tips to help you do just this. You don’t have to be an expert in order to do these things.... read more

How to Dispose of Used Tyres

Tyres are part and parcel of our daily lives and every city in the world has thousands of cars on the roads. This means that every day, thousands of tyres are being disposed of and it is important to ensure proper disposal of tyres to conserve the environment. How to dispose of tyres There are specialised companies that deal with tyres. They do not charge for collection and disposal of tyres, however, they are not that many and can only be found in certain locations. Be sure to check that the company has a valid waste carrier’s license since only... read more

Buying Tyres? Read This!

As a car owner, you’d be surprised to note that one of the most important components in the car isn’t the engine or how powerful it is; rather, it is the tyres! A faulty engine will require the tyres to carry it to a mechanic. But damaged or worn out tyres often means a halt to all mobility! That’s why a single car puncture can inconvenience even the most expensive car, and render it immobile on a busy road. Never wait for emergencies to strike, always think ahead. The below tyre buying guide will go a long way in helping... read more

Choosing the Correct Tyres for Weather Conditions

When choosing tyres, it’s a good idea to select the correct ones for your car. This involves choosing tyres which can also function well in different weather conditions. Here are some factors to consider when choosing the correct tyres for weather conditions; When considering weather conditions, keep in mind what weather or conditions you normally drive in. Are you looking for tyres that can handle lots of snow, heavy traffic, winding roads or extensive long distant driving? For areas with lots of snow, snow tyres are best. If you might experience heavy traffic, you might need more responsive tyres. For... read more

The Tyre Tread Guide

Tyres are an important part of your car. They keep you on the road, ensure a smooth and stable ride as well as helping you brake when you need to stop. One way to check the state of your tyres is through the tread. It can show you the state of your tyres and guide you on whether they are in good condition or whether you might need to replace them. Complete monthly tyre tread checks as well as before and after long journeys to see if you need a tyre repair or replacement Here are some factors to consider... read more

Should You Change Tyres for the Winter?

Should you change your car tyres for winter? Well, the answer is both a Yes, and a No. Yes because driving in winter is so different, you’ll need specially designed tyres to help you negotiate over wet or snowy surfaces. And No, because there are some alternatives like adding chains to the tyres to give them more traction. But the larger picture is this; if you can afford it, it’s much better when you’re driving on specially designed winter tyres. Adding chains to the tyres is good; but it has its limitations. In fact, most EU countries have strict rules... read more

How the Modern Tyre Has Evolved

It is important to understand the evolution of tyres to know understand how modern tyres came to be. The first tyres came about in 1895 after the first gasoline car was invented by Benz in 1888. The tyre was made up of metal tyres covered with rubber and were filled with air. They were the first pneumatic tyres. In 1905, the tread came to being and was the first direct contact between the tyre and the road. In the late 1913, Henry Ford came up with the first conveyor belt assembly in the world which involved the production of the... read more

How to Care for Your Tyres

As with anything the more that you look after something, the longer it will last. Taking care of your tyres, although may take a little time will be worth it in the long run as it will prolong the life of them and it will save you having to replace them. Here are some tips of how you can do this. The main part of the tyre is the tread which is quite small really but it needs the most care as the safety of the vehicle and the people in it. It is in your best interests to keep... read more

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