When we initially start to think about what the most important part of our car is, the first thing we think of is probably the steering wheel, seatbelts, or the brakes. Well, this is where we are wrong, as it’s the tyres that are the most important part of your car.
So, why are your tyres so important?
Your tyres are the only thing on your vehicle that touch the floor. This means that they are actually in control of your steering, breaking, acceleration and absorbing all the bumps that the road may throw at you.
When you begin to look at it this way, it becomes clear that having good quality tyres is essential to your driving experience and safety on the road.
There are many varieties of tyres available on the market and not all of them provide the same levels of performance and high quality. Certain tyres provide much better traction in wet weather or snow, while others provide smoother rolling at high speeds for better fuel consumption and reduced noise.
It’s important that you pick tyres that are well suited for the conditions that you most regularly drive in. Many people tend to choose low budget tyres for the cost saving factor, however this can result in tyres losing tread quickly; it can also increase fuel consumption and may not grip the road as well, therefore risking the safety of your wellbeing whilst on the road.
At least once every month or so, you should carry out checks on your tyres including:
– Tyre pressure
– Tread depth – the legal minimum is 1.6mm
– Bulges or cracks in the tyre
– Uneven wear
You can adjust the tyre pressure yourself at home or at any petrol station, but if you notice any of these other issues then you will need to replace your tyres straight away.
For further information on the importance of your tyres and what to look out for when purchasing a new set of wheels, call a member of the Macadams team on 0370 4285191.