5 Things You Should Know About Car Tyres


September 23, 2019 By Mike
Last updated on September 23, 2019

Your tyres are, arguably, one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Here are five reasons why you should always pay attention to your tyres, making sure that they are legally compliant and in great condition.

You Could Cause an Accident

Having poor tyres on your vehicle can mean that the likelihood of having a blowout or puncture while on the road is much higher. Blowouts are alarming, because they can happen at high speed, while you are in the midst of other speeding traffic, leaving you with nowhere to go when your tyre goes. If travelling fast enough your car could roll; it can also be dramatically pulled to one side by the blowout, causing you to smash into other people. Getting new tyres is now super easy: you do not even have to leave the comfort of your own home. You can order your tyres online from a trusted garage like Jet Wheel Tyre. Have a look today, and save money, time and peace of mind. Don’t risk other people lives by your negligence.

Efficiency

Good tyres, inflated to the correct pressure, and aligned and balanced correctly can make your car run more efficiently. Not only will you use less petrol or diesel, but there will be less friction within the engine and the various mechanisms that translate fuel burning into forward motion, but your tyres themselves will last longer, which will end up being more of a saving than simply the cost of the tyres.

Putting You in Touch

Your tyres are the only part of your vehicle that interacts with the outside world, and even then the contact surface is not a huge area. The part of the tyre touching the road at any time is about the size of the palm of your hand: if that small area is flawed or faulty, the entire vehicle, its contents and – most importantly – the people inside it are put at risk of injury, damage or even death. Given the importance of this contact, it only makes sense to keep your tyres in great condition.

Tread Depth Issues

Some people will risk driving on overly worn tyres, and then assume that because they have been all right so far, that this state of affairs will continue. It will not. Tyres that work well on dry roads in good conditions can become positively slippery and dangerous when the road is wet, damaged or covered with snow. Your tyres treads do not help it to grip the dry road – they are there to squeeze moisture out from between the road and the tyre, helping it grip down in inclement conditions. It is always better to be safe rather than sorry – err on the side of caution when it comes to your tread depth!

Smooth Ride

The final reason for maintaining your tyres in good condition may seem like a cosmetic one: giving the driver and passengers a smooth and comfortable ride – but, in fact, this is another safety concern. An uncomfortable driver is a distracted driver, and when you are thinking about how much each jolt sets off your back pain, you are not paying full attention to the road and the other road users who may be less experienced or poorer drivers than yourself. Stay sharp by making sure you are comfortable for the whole duration of your drive.