Tread Carefully

  • Barrowford MOT Centre

Keeping your tyres in good condition is an essential aspect of car maintenance, and it is both dangerous and illegal to drive with non-roadworthy tyres. Well kept tyres are necessary for providing proper traction and they improve the quality of your drive. So in order to help you properly care for your tyres we have compiled a list of helpful tips.

• Tyre pressure

Tyre pressure is of critical importance for two basic reasons. Having properly inflated tyres protects against tyre damage and reduces the possibility that the car will spin out of control. Driving with low pressure tyres also increases fuel consumption. You should check your tyre pressure at least once a month and more often if you make longer journeys on a regular basis.

• Tread depth

Tyre tread is important because it helps remove water between the tyre and road, ensuring the car remains under control. Tyres wear out over time and this can be accelerated by uneven road surfaces, the design of the tyre itself and driving practices such as hard braking. The minimum tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm but we recommend you keep your tyres at 3mm for optimum safety.

• Replacement

If you are in any doubt as to the roadworthiness of your tyres you should take them to a specialist to check. At Barrowford MOT we will check the internal condition of the tyre as well as the exterior, improve the alignment of your wheels and even rotate them to prevent excessive wear.

If you follow our tips your tyres life expectancy can be extended a great deal, however a time will come when your tyres will need to be replaced. And that is where we can help. Here at the Barrowford MOT Centre we offer free walk in tyre safety check and if it is found that they do need replacing our prices start from as little as £30. For more information give us a call today on 01282 696351.

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