Knowing How to Keep Your Tyres Safe
Car safety is an important topic to know a little about – we all understand that we must wear seatbelts while driving, and that speed limits apply on UK roads, but not everyone knows how to keep our cars safe in terms of tyres.
All tyres have a tread pattern on them. The tyre treads are there to help grip the road better. If the tyre treads get too low (lower than 1.6mm), they cannot do their job properly. The treads work to divert water away from the tyres underneath and stop the car from sliding around. If they are flat, the tyres cannot grip the road as well and may cause an accident.
Another way to know if the tyres need changing is to check for unusual lumps and bumps around the edge of the tyre. This can be a demonstration of a slow puncture or other issues with air pressure within the tyre.