You could have the brightest and best van alloy wheels that money can buy, if you don’t look after your tyres as well you’ll find you’ve just wasted a tonne of cash. Tyre maintenance is something every driver should know about – so here are some top tips to help you get the most out of your car.
You should check this at least once a month, especially during the winter as tyres can lose even more pressure when it’s colder. Don’t put yourself at risk – always check to see that your pressure is right. If it’s not, you run the risk of decreased vehicle handling and premature tread wear.
Replace them sooner rather than later
If you wait until your tyres are on their last legs, you could do untold damage to your car so if you think the tyre tread depth is below the wear bar between the treads make sure you replace them as soon as you can.
Avoid mismatching your tyres
If only one tyre needs replacing (like after a puncture, for example), always make sure you buy a new tyre that’s the same as your others. You could affect the handling of your car otherwise and the rest of your tyres could well see serious wear and tear as a result.
You can also protect your tyres by being a good driver, so avoid sharp or unnecessary braking and try to drive as smoothly and carefully as you can. If you see a pothole, do your best to avoid it! And read this article in the Daily Telegraph about why you should be careful when buying second-hand tyres as well.