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How to Buy New Tyres


Knowing when to replace the tyres in your car is very important. Most manufacturers will advise you to change the tyres after they have been driven over 40,000 kilometres. However, manufacturers don’t take the road or driving conditions into account when making such recommendations. For instance, if you tend to drift around a lot or have to drive on damaged roads, your tyres will wear out much quicker. The tyres can have a huge impact on your vehicle’s driving performance and road grip. Worn-out treads will obviously have an impact on your driving performance; your car will start skidding every time you apply the brakes and cornering will also become more difficult.

How to Figure Out When Your Tyres Need Replacing

There are a number of factors that will impact the performance of your tyres. After regular driving, the treads will begin to wear off. The treads are the fine lines on the tyre’s surface. They are designed to enhance your grip on the road and to provide smoother braking. However, as you drive on uneven surfaces the treads are likely to wear out.

This will impact braking performance and your vehicle’s grip on the road as well. The best way to check your treads is to insert a penny in between the treads. If the treads are too shallow, part of the penny will remain above the tread. This means that your tyres need to be replaced. However, if the penny is almost hidden by the treads, your tyres are fine. It’s not difficult to spot wear and tear on your tyre treads as it is and a close inspection will tell you about the extent of damage to your tyres.

Another very important factor that impacts your tyres is heat. The ultraviolet rays of the sun and the excessive heat can lead to structural changes in the tyres. Using your car in extreme temperature conditions isn’t a wise idea. The rubber in the tyres reacts to extreme cold and heat. When combined with the impact from potholes and rocks as well as the unpredictable road conditions, the weather could cause serious damage to your tyres.

Tyre Size

You should always buy new tyres from trusted, reviewed tyre suppliers known for their value and service. When you first take your car in for tyre replacement, the company will take a close look at your existing tyres and determine their resale value. If the tyres are good enough, the company will take those and give you a discount on the new tyres. This is a good option for people who just want new tyres. After the tyres have been installed in your car, the company will also align them carefully to ensure smooth performance.

Buying the right tyres is essential for smooth driving. When buying new tyres, you should always check the size. The owner’s manual includes the recommended tyre size and the salesman at the dealership will also help you select the right-sized tyres for your car.