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Tyre care tips from a expert

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If you own a vehicle and you neglect your tyres – you are leaving room for future trouble. Tyre maintenance is an essential part of your overall vehicle health and taking your tyres for granted is not a wise thing to do. Since the pandemic was onset – we have our cars parked at one spot and this is making cars prone to many issues like depreciation, failed battery and many more. This is the time to take extra care for your car so in future, you are safe and sound when roads are resumed.

This article is a collaboration with Fife Autocentre and they reveal expert tips in order to have well-maintained tyres in these uncertain times!

  1. Check Tyre Tread Depth 

Tread depth of your tyres should meet the legal limit – otherwise, you will be in trouble when you finally take your car out for a drive. Tread depth is reflective of traction and grip on the road – both factors being extremely important.

  1. Get new tyres

There are many local garages with safety protocols and you should get a tyre replacement if you have old worn-out tyres. Social distancing is practised and hygiene is given prime importance. Roads are going to get extremely busy when the situation is back to normal and you don’t want to be stuck with bad tyres. Many local areas have professional garages, for example, if you are looking for tyres in Dundee, buy now from Fife Autocentre (01382 205000) There are other renowned companies in Aberdeenshire as well offering tyre fitting.

3. Check Tyre Pressure

Driving a car too frequently or keeping it parked for a prolonged period of time can have an impact on the air pressure levels of your tyres. Tyres can lose proper air pressure in them if the car is driven over rugged land or it can also loosen up in case you have kept it locked up in a garage for a longer time. What you need to do is keep a tyre pressure measuring gauge with you, and if you think the air pressure is not up to the required limit you can always go to a nearby garage to get your tyres pumped or you can use a tyre pressure gadget and do it yourself at home too.

4. Check tyre’s wear and tear 

Driving up your vehicle every day can put pressure on the rubber quality of the tyre. Worn out tyres are the result of too much friction caused between the tyres and the rugged roads or stones along the way. In case you think that your tyres are wearing out and you need to avoid any mishap while driving, you can always get good quality tyres from a reliable tyre garage.

  1. Check Wheel alignment 

Make sure that the wheels inserted in the tyres are properly aligned. If you think your car is not moving in a straight direction when you loosen up your staring. This means your tyre’s wheels are not properly aligned. It can increase the risk of fuel consumption and proper control of your car might be lost which can lead to some serious driving issues. Therefore, always keep a proper check on your wheels and their alignment before taking your car for a drive.


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