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Tyre Safety

TOP MOTORING TIPS AND WINTER TYRE ADVICE

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:13 -- Steve Nacci

With winter now here, frosts, rain and maybe one day snow, we should all check our tyres.  The minimum depth for a tyre is 1.6mm for the centre ¾ of tread for the entire circumference of the tyre.  There should be no cuts, bulges, exposed cords or excessive perishing of the tyre.

We should also check that the tyres have worn evenly.  If the tyres have worn on the inner or outer edges this would suggest that the tracking is out and therefore should be checked.  

How to safely run in your new tyres

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 12:31 -- Steve Nacci

You might be surprised to learn that driving on brand new tyres needs a little care and consideration.

Brand new tyres have a number of tiny vent holes on the surface as a result of the moulding process – new tyres are also incredibly smooth.

To remove these holes and prepare the smooth surface for day-to-day driving, we recommend that new tyres be run in for the first 150 to 200 miles.

Running in simply means driving at medium speeds on dry roads, whilst trying to avoid sharp cornering and hard braking.

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