What Are the Dangers of Under Inflated Car Tyres?
Driving on incorrectly inflated tyres can cause problems both in terms of vehicle performance and road safety.
Given that 60% of people do not know what the legal car tyre tread depth limit is, it comes as little surprise that most of us do not know what the correct tyre pressure is for our vehicles either. The vehicles manual is usually a good place to start to find the correct pressures although failing that any garage should also be able to provide you with this information. Ideally, all car tyres should be checked at least once a month and at the beginning of any long journey using a tyre pressure gauge. It is also worth remembering that there are usually 2 correct pressures; one for ‘normal’ driving and one for ‘loaded’ driving, which is usually when the vehicle is loaded with passengers or is carrying a particularly heavy load.
Tyre Spot Ltd has been supplying and fitting car tyres in the Newcastle area for over 30 years. Today they have 9 branches across the Newcastle area and a website that allows users to purchase tyres online and book their vehicle in to their nearest Tyre Spot branch for fitment. Tyre Spot provide a wide range of tyres from premium brands to cheaper, budget brand car tyres as well as providing additional vehicle services such as exhausts, brakes, MOTs (which can also be booked online) and servicing.
Car Tires Are Not Just Rubber
Car tires check is an imperative part of automotive inspection in ensuring your safety on the road. Basically for tires, the most common thing to do is to always make sure the tires have adequate and proper amount of air pressure. The tire pressure must be checked when the tire is cold as pressure is affected by temperature. The air temperature inside the tire is increased while driving and causes the tire to expand. A low tire pressure is more dangerous than a little higher pressure because the former makes the tire more susceptible to wear thus presenting the need for replacement. Additionally, when the tire is soft, the car uses more fuel.
The wheels and the tires too should be well balanced. A common procedure is to rotate the tires on a regular basis for an even wearing and to maximize the usability of the tires. If you notice that there is vibration when you are steering the vehicle's wheel while driving, it is an indication that the wheels and tires needs balancing. balancing is especially essential when the tire is new. Not only is steering affected by unbalanced tires and wheels but also the suspension system of the vehicle.
Tires have a certain amount of load that it can carry. When you put too much stuff in the vehicle, it also affects the condition of the tire. When there is excessive load in the car, the tire is possible to come off the rim when the car tries to turn in the road corner. Each vehicle has its appropriate type of tire to be used so depending on the possible loading on that particular vehicle.
The Monster Truck Tires
You may need to replace or change your car tyres because of their age, deterioration or to improve the vehicle's performance. This article outlines some of the key factors that need to be considered before choosing the right car tyres for your vehicle.
1) Car Tyre Size
A good policy is to choose the same size car tyres as the ones that the car was manufactured with. If you are unsure of the vehicle manufacturer's recommended car tyre size, check the owner's manual or look for the information on the tyre placard (usually located inside the fuel flap, on the car door or in the glove box).
Changing car tyre size can improve a vehicle's handling and performance but be aware of the Government regulations before doing this. A car tyre specialist can provide advice on this matter.
2) Driving Habits
Certain car tyre brands are quieter than others, which is an important factor if you spend much of your time driving up and down motorways.
e) Run Flat Tyres
Run flat tyres are a relatively new concept but are becoming more common on new cars. They are designed to operate without air to enable the vehicle to continue being driven when it has a puncture.
5) Weather Conditions
The UK weather conditions can be very changeable. Summer can have temperatures in the high 20's. And then winter brings freezing temperatures, icy conditions and wet weather.
Cold weather car tyres are becoming a popular choice as they are designed to cope with the cold and wet weather of winter but with no significant downside if used during the summer months.
Standard or performance car tyres are suitable in countries with a warm and dry climate all year round.
For further help consult a car tyre specialist who can provide you with impartial advice on which are the best tyres for your vehicle, budget and driving circumstances.
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