Once a month check your tyres for wear and damage
January 21, 2018 | 4:32 PM
by Courtesy: NewsUSA
Choose tyres that can perform well in the worst types of roads.

Tyres may not be the first thing you notice when you look at a car, but they may be the most important safety and performance element of any vehicle. When you think about it, they are the only part of your car that connects you to the road. While brakes stop your wheels, it’s your tyres that stop the car and that’s why maintaining them is absolutely critical. Luckily, one of the most important tyre checks won’t cost much.

Once a month, or before heading on a long road trip, check your tyres for wear and damage. Traction and tread are inextricably linked. The grooves in your tyre are critical in helping to channel water away to allow the tyre to grip the road,” says Sarah Robinson, Michelin safety expert. “Making sure you’re driving on tyres with proper tread can be the difference between avoiding an accident, and becoming part of it.”

If it’s time to get new tyres, consider these two factors first and foremost:

1. Safety: Most tyres perform well in everyday situations, but difficult conditions will reveal their differences. Choose tyres that can perform well in the worst types of weather or roads you encounter. For example, if you live in a region with regular heavy snowfall and cold winters, consider winter tyres for part of the year. If you are driving in the desert choose an appropriate one. The difference can be huge.

2. Value: It’s important to remember that not all tyres are created equal. Tyres may seem like an additional expense on top of general car maintenance, but investing in quality tyres known for long-lasting performance will save you money over time as your tyres won’t need to be replaced as quickly. —NewsUSA

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