5 Ways to Know If You Need to Buy New Tyres or Not?
So you think your tyres need to be replaced? If you find your car losing traction and control over the road, especially when it rains and at high speeds. This does not mean you should go ahead and buy new tyres Blandford immediately. Here are some tips that may help you decide if it’s really time for a tyre change or not:
Check Your Wheels
Tyres work because they evenly distribute weight on all four wheels. When the tyre is inflated correctly, this also ensures adequate contact between the tyre and the road surface. It’s essential to check whether these tyres are still holding their shape correctly. You can do this by simply inspecting them while driving or taking them off your vehicle to get an unobstructed view.
Measure your tread depth on all four of your wheels and compare it to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Check Your Vehicle Manufacturer’s Guidelines
This is one of the best ways to tell whether it’s time for a tyre upgrade. Look in your owner’s manual or consult with a professional at a local garage about what type of tyres are compatible with your vehicle. This will let you know if any special requirements need to be met when purchasing new tyres. You can also find out how often you should change them, which is usually dependent on the number of miles driven per year and driving conditions.
Check Your Car’s Tread Wear
You can tell when your tyres need changing by looking at the wear indicators on them. These are narrow strips of smooth rubber (sometimes steel) that run along with the tyre treads, usually around the middle section of your tyres. When these lines begin to disappear due to excessive use, it means your tyres have started wearing down, and you will soon need replacement. If this indicator shows on any of your cars four wheels, they probably need to be replaced right away before they cause a severe accident. Remember that cars with alloy wheels may not have wear indicators, so it’s best to follow these tips above just in case!
Check Out Cracks around Your Tyres
Have you noticed any cracks or splits in your tyres? If so, it’s most likely time for a replacement. Cracks and peeling on the sidewall of a tyre can be signs that they are too old and weak to drive safely. Cracks often appear around the places where the tyre meets the wheel (the rims), and you should always replace any tyres that show signs of cracking before they pose a threat to drivers.
Check Your Tyre Tread Depth
Typically, car tyres last from six months to three years, depending on their brand and how often you use them. You can check your tread depth with a penny, as shown in the picture above. Place Lincoln’s into one of your tread grooves, and if you can see his whole head, it’s time to shop for new tyres.
If you would like any advice regarding tyre changes or replacements, do not hesitate to contact us today! We offer affordable quality services that will ensure your vehicle is back on the road again as soon as possible.
Lincoln Penny Method for measuring tyre treads depth!
A quick and straightforward way to check your tyres is by using a Lincoln penny. This is because the image of Lincoln’s head that appears on one side of the US cent coin closely resembles the boundaries of each tyre groove. Thus, you can insert this coin into any middle section of your tyres to get an accurate reading of their depth without having to remove them from your vehicle.
It’s important to note that most car manufacturers recommend replacing Goodyear Tyres Blandford when the tread depth goes below 1.6mm. Therefore, if you can see all of Lincoln’s head, then replacement is recommended! Be sure to contact us today if you would like further advice regarding changes too!