It’s important to look after your tyres. The best thing for the safety of both you and your vehicle is to change your tyres regularly and if you suspect you have a slow puncture, change your tyres before you jump back in your car. As with so many things, when it comes to tyre maintenance prevention is better than a cure! Check your tyres before you embark on every long journey and if in doubt, ask a tyre or motoring professional if they feel your tyres need replacing.
Do My Tyres Need Replacing?
There are a few tell tale signs that your tyres will soon need replacing. If the tread of your tyres has worn unevenly or looks thin then it’s probably time to replace your tyres. Physical damage to a tyre, such as hitting the curb of the road at speed or obtaining a puncture could also mean your tyre needs replacing. Finally, if you notice that your tyres are showing signs of age, stiffness and rot then you should have them replaced immediately, as stiff and rotting tyres are potentially very dangerous to drive on.
The AA offer some fantastic tips on making your tyres last longer, more information on knowing when your tyres will need replacing, and on improving their performance http://www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/safety/tyre-life-and-age.html
If you’re not sure how to choose the right tyres for your car or which tyres will be best for your particular vehicle then this Which! guide offers some fantastic hints and tips. http://www.which.co.uk/cars/driving/car-tyres/how-to-buy-tyres/ You can also call us on 0208 965 0688 and tell us the make and model of your car. We will then be able to use our expert knowledge to tell you which tyres will be best for your car, and can send out a fully qualified mechanic to fit them for you, taking all the stress and hassle out of the whole process for you.