We at Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre (PARC) have been in the industry for many years and over this time, we’ve learnt a lot about the importance of Tyre Checks Pontypool. To ensure you get the best wear out of your tyres, we’ve put together some advice on important things to look out for. If you would like some professional advice or think your tyres need repairing, call our garage on 01495 769700.
Tyres are one of the most important parts to any car, so keeping them in good condition will save you a lot of money and reduce the risk of accidents. It’s easy to give think they’re fine by quickly glancing over the four wheels but often when you look closer, that’s when you find problems.
Tyre tread is one of the main things people miss and should never be below 1.6mm. Failing to keep this in check will result in the vehicle owner being fined £2,500, as well as 3 points on your licence per tyre – so for your safety and bank in mind, it’s best to keep on top of this…
How Do I Check My Tyre Tread?
We often get asked ‘how do I check my tyre tread?’ – this is easy thing to overlook but also very easy to check, all you need is 20p! Simply place the side of the coin between the grooves of the tyre and if you can still see the outer strip around the face of the coin, you must get your tyres replaced as soon as possible. This is an unsafe surface to drive on and often results in aquaplaning (when a layer of water builds between the road and the wheel resulting in loss of traction and control).
What Causes Tyre Wear
No matter how well you can drive, tyres are always going to wear when the vehicle is moving, so you will eventually have to change them anyway. However, although general wear and tear can’t be avoided, there are a few ways you can prevent excessive wearing. For professional help, bring your vehicle to us at PARC Ltd. and we’ll look at the wheel alignment. Also make sure your tyres are correctly inflated, so they wear evenly and gradually. Book a service with us by calling 01495 769700.
Tyre Pressure Checks
Another key thing to do is regular tyre pressure checks. You can find the correct tyre pressure in your vehicle’s handbook and with this information you’ll be able to check its correct at petrol stations. If the tyres the inflate too much or too little, it will affect how they wear when you drive. Feel free to come into PARC Ltd.’s garage to get this professionally checked.
Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre
Here at Pontypool Accident & Repair Centre, we hope you have learnt some ways in which you can prolong the life of your tyres. Regular checks and knowing what to look for can save you running into bigger issues further down the line. If you find anything you aren’t sure of or would like a professional to heck your vehicle for you, be sure to give us a call on 01495 769700 and a member of our team will be happy to help.