Your vehicle’s tyres are an essential component that often doesn’t get enough credit. Sure, you need them for driving in general. But did you know that your tyres serve many different purposes?
Indeed, the main functions of auto-mobile tyres include supporting the load of your vehicle, absorbing road bumps, changing, and maintaining your driving direction, and transmitting traction and braking force to the road.
To ensure the normal operation of these functions, you must regularly check various vital parameters of each tyre on your vehicle, including air pressure, tread depth, wear, and any damage. Moreover, when you need to replace your tyres, not just any type will do.
You want to make sure that you invest in a make and model that complements your vehicle. Here at Fallsbrook Motors in Tulse Hill, we understand the importance of tyres and strive to provide quality service to ensure that you get the best tyres possible.
If your vehicle needs new tyres, we encourage you to give us a call. Our team of qualified technicians will carefully evaluate your vehicle to determine the best options for your needs. Not sure if you need new tyres?
Let’s look at a few factors that you can check right now. These areas will give you a clear answer as to whether you need to invest in new tyres. We also discuss why it’s so crucial to act now if you need replacements.
Tread depth is important for good tyre performance. When conditions are wet and rainy, water will accumulate on the road. Under these harsh conditions, tyres need to have a better grip. When the road is wet, the tyre grooves draw water from the tyre surface.
If the tyre tread is not deep enough, it is difficult to get the right amount of water from under the tyre, which increases the chance of losing control of your vehicle. As such, the tyre tread cannot drain enough water from under itself, thereby causing hydroplaning.
This happens when your tyres lose contact with the road, leading to skimming against a thin layer of water, thus resulting in your vehicle losing control.
A tyre with too much air pressure causes your tyres to feel stiff and rigid, reducing the contact area of the tyre and the amount of rubber in contact with the road. This results in less driving comfort and uneven tread wear.
Conversely, tyres with too little air pressure are equally dangerous. Under-inflated tyres cannot maintain their shape and lie cover too much road surface. As a result, most of the tyre surface is in contact with the road, causing premature wear of the tyre’s shoulder.
Car tyre wear is a normal consequence of driving; it’s just something you can’t avoid, and it happens to everyone over time. But you may find that certain areas of your tyres wear down more so than other areas.
How does this happen? There are actually several reasons, including:
Uneven wear will greatly shorten the life of the tyre and may eventually cost you substantial sums of money. If you see visible wear on your tyres, we urge you to contact us right away. Depending on the severity of the wear, your safety could be in jeopardy when driving.
If you’re ready for exceptional service that ensures you get the right tyres for your vehicle, call Fallsbrook Motors in Tulse Hill on 020 8769 1184. Or, if you prefer, you can send us a message via our contact page, and we will get back to you promptly.
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