Tyre maintenance is important, for every driver. This is because your tyres are partly responsible for the safety of you and your passengers and tyres which are not looked after correctly can be susceptible to damage.
Regular tyre maintenance can help to improve your safety on the road as well as prolonging tyre life and decreasing your fuel consumption. Furthermore, looking after your tyres is a legal requirement and not complying with UK tyre law could result in penalty points on your driving licence and hefty fines.
Tyre tread affects your safety and performance on the road and this is especially important in wet conditions. Over time, tread depth gradually wears, which you may not always notice, so it is important that you frequently check your tyres to make sure that their tread is still above the legal minimum depth and able to provide adequate levels of grip. Find out more here.
Making sure that your tyres are inflated to the correct pressures can help to increase tyre life and reduce fuel consumption. It can also enhance your safety on the road as under or over inflated tyres often have reduced grip and are more likely to become damaged. Find out more here.
Visually inspecting the inner and outer sidewall of your tyres can help to keep you safe on the road. Damage to the structure of a tyre can be dangerous if left unnoticed and by identifying the damage you give yourself chance to get your tyres repaired or replaced before potential accidents. Find out what you should be looking for here.
As a car owner, tyre care is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Caring for your tyres by cleaning them correctly can help to extend tyre life and improve road safety. Find out how you can care for your tyres easily at home here.
Rotating your tyres is the process of moving your tyres to different positions on your vehicle to increase tyre life. Standard tyre rotation is no longer advised and it is not regarded as best practise. Learn more about tyre rotation here.
When you buy new tyres there are a few things to take in to consideration and after you have them fitted you need to take care to run them in and ensure you optimise their performance. Find out more about fitting new tyres here.