By Oliver Hall
If this sounds like too much hassle, then consider this – if your tyres are not inflated enough, then you create drag which slows the car down and ruins fuel mileage, says Loan Arrangers UK.
When tyres have the correct tread and are inflated properly, they roll better and that is why handling is improved. The safety issue is common sense. Worn or poorly inflated tyres run the risk of either going flat, or bursting while driving.
Loan Arrangers offer simple guidelines on how to keep tyres in good shape and avoid unnecessary visits to the garage for repairs.
Rotate tyres on every second oil change. This will help make sure that they wear more evenly, which means they will probably need replacing less often.
Take a few minutes to review the tyres tread. The legal minimum is 1.6mm. They should look like the tread is wearing evenly. If metal threads start appearing through the tyre wall, this means the tyres are definitely way too worn out. They should be replaced immediately
If the wear on tyres is uneven, that means the wheels are out of alignment. Another way to tell is when driving, the car tends to pull to one way or the other. If this is happening, take the car in for alignment.
Proper tyre inflation is so often overlooked. This is where lots of money gets wasted because under inflated tyres causes drag. Also stressing the tyre in the wrong place increases chances of a flat tyre.
Read the vehicle handbook to find out the proper tyre pressure. Buy a good-quality tyre gauge to check them at home when they are cold.
When shopping for new tyres, keep in mind that cheap tyres will affect your fuel mileage and may not be as safe.
Taking care of tyres is really a safety issue. While it is important to save money, if vehicle owners focus on keeping tyres safe, the money will usually follow.
Etyres offers a mobile fitting service and therefore does not have expensive garages to maintain. The low overheads mean etyres tyres are up to 40% cheaper than leading high street depots because the savings are passed on to the customer.