When to Replace Worn Tyres
All tyres tend to wear out with time and eventually need replacing. But what is the right time to get your car tyres replaced? You may have asked this question to yourself many times. Well, do not worry! Here’s everything you need to know about replacing your car tyres to ensure safe and smooth driving:
What are the basics?
There is no way to exactly tell how long a tyre will last. A tyre’s life depends on multiple factors which mainly includes tyre design, driving style, climate in which you drive, road conditions and tyre maintenance regime.
It is best to replace your car tyres when:
- The sidewall gets damaged
- The tread gets worn beyond the recommended tread depth level
- The bead gets damaged (Bead is the edge of a tyre that sits on the wheel)
- There are punctures or holes in the tread that is greater than 6mm in diameter
It’s important to properly inspect your tyres regularly and look out for uneven tread wear, any damaged areas, damaged valve caps, shallow tread and any rock, nail or glass that may be causing the trouble. If you are facing any of these problems, it is better to consult a professional and get your tyres replaced as soon as possible. You can now give your car a pair of new tyres to get a smooth drive. For customers in Basingstoke you can book online from Headley Tyres and get them delivered at your door-step.
A Few Tips!
After using your car tyres for 5 years, make sure that you get your tyres properly inspected by a professional. If your tyres have not been replaced 10 years after their date of manufacturing, even if they are in a usable condition, it is better to replace them with new and safer tyres. This rule should be applied to your spare car tyres as well.
Taking good care of your tyres’ air pressure, tread wear and alignment etc. will increase your tyres’ longevity. Also, saving your tyres from extreme weather conditions like rain, snow and strong sunlight etc and avoiding bad driving habits like over speeding, quick starts and sudden braking, failure to notice unusual sounds or vibrations and not seeing a professional if something unusual in handling occurs, will increase the lifespan of your tyres.
We hope that following all these tips will help you in increasing your tyres’ longevity and help you in always staying safe on the road!
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