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Oct 10 2018

How to take care of your tyres

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Tyres are a very important part of your car. If not treated properly, they can affect your safety on the road. Follow simple practices to ensure that your tyres are kept in the best condition. 

How to take care of your tyres

1. Check air pressure regularly

The air always finds its way to escape from tyres. Driving with too low or too high air pressure in tyres can cause e.g. premature wear.  Keeping correct air pressure in is one of the best things to do in order to preserve tyres life and save on fuel.

The recommended tyre pressure can be found:

  • in the user manual of your vehicle
  • on a label on the door or door frame of the vehicle
  • on the inside of the fuel flap 
2. Control tread depth and wear

The minimum legal tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm. Going below this limit is dangerous plus you are risking getting a penalty. 

Once you see that your tread depth is getting close to the limit, visit a tyre specialist to get it replaced. 

Tyres with low tread depth disperse water less effectively than a deeper tread and can extend your car's braking distance on wet roads.

3. Balancing and alignment 

Balancing the tyres helps to prevent premature wear and eliminates vibration while driving at high speeds. It's best to leave tyre balancing and realigning to the professionals. 

If you experience steering shake that may suggest the improper tyre balance and alignment, visit the specialist as soon as possible. 

4 Store tyres properly

When you are not using the tyres (e.g. summer set during winter), it's important to pay attention to how they will be stored. 

Finding the right place will be essential; look for the indoor space that is ventilated and dry. Keep tyres away from direct sunlight and next to any objects and substances that can harm tyre surface. 

Tyres should be covered and shouldn't be kept in stacks for a long period of time.

5. Use special tyre care products

Applying wrong chemicals on your tyres can even cause cracking on the tyre surface.

Make sure that you use the products designed for tyre care specifically. 

Try TRE P - tyre renovator, that restores the original look of your tyres and protects the treated parts from atmospheric agents and limits the appearance of cracking. 

If you are looking for tire blacking product, then try PNEUBELL - triple action product that cleans, protects and renews tires or rubber. 

6. Mind your driving style

It is important to pick tyres to match your driving style. Depending on your driving habits and style, you might need different tyres if you are only driving across the city or take some frequent road trips. 

Secondly, it's worth remembering that bald tyres can affect your driving, but your driving can also affect tyres, too! Taking off and stopping too quickly, driving over road debris and generally in general - driving aggressively can prematurely kill your tyres. 

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