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TOP MOTORING TIPS AND WINTER TYRE ADVICE

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

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.  

If you are getting a vibration through your steering wheel at varying speeds, this could be due to wheel balance.  It is advisable to have your tyres balanced at service intervals.

One of the most important parts of the tyre is the tyre pressure itself.  Low tyre pressure can cause poor fuel economy, bad handling and wearing on the edges.  High tyre pressure can also cause bad handling and excess wearing on the centre of the tread.

All of the above will also help your safety and help the tyre to last longer.  If you would like to pop in or book an appointment in advance we would gladly check your tyres for you.