Most of us overlook the whole tyre topic because all they need to go on for thousands of miles with a little air now and then. Read on and find out why this is a mistake; having them checked at least once a year can save your life.
Tyre tread checking
This is something you need to do at least on a yearly basis. The treads in your car tyres are what provide most of the grip your car needs for optimal manoeuvrability. According to most state laws, the required depth is at least of 1.6mm. Going on the road with less than that is an MOT failure. If you get caught and measured by the police resulting less than that you are looking at a bulky fine and points taken out of your driver´s license.
Most tyres manufacturers advice drivers not to go anywhere under 3mm because braking distances are drastically expanded. Also, when driving in bad weather conditions, your car´s grip is fundamental for manoeuvrability. Having that affected by old tyres with reduced treads is very dangerous.
Danger on the road
Not checking your tyres before you hit the road at least on a yearly basis can result in your vehicle turning into a hazard for you and others. If you lose grip and hence control of your vehicle on the open road, you could cause a big accident. Same thing happens if you are not able to brake on time.
Conclusion – Go to the Car Garage and talk to an expert
This is the recommendation that works the best for all car-owners. Go to the car garage and while you are having your regular oil and filters change, ask an expert to look at your tyres.
Drive safe, check your tyres.