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Why do you need to maintain your tyres?

Tyres are one of the most important parts of any vehicle. They have an effect on handling, steering and braking. It is important that the wheel alignment and correct tyre pressure have been set. If this has not been carried out the tyre will wear unevenly and flex excessively at higher speeds which can cause tyre failure resulting in loss of control of the vehicle. Tyre pressures should be checked when cold and set to the manufacturers specification.

When should you replace your tyres

The Tyre thread limit is 1.6mm.As soon as the tyre thread reaches 2.0mm replacement should be considered as at this stage the effectiveness of the tyre has lessened. Tyres over 6 years old may have cracks in the sidewall and thread. When these cracks appear it is a sign the tyre is aging or has been parked for a long period of time. When tyres reach this stage they should be replaced even if the thread is within specifications as tyres are one of the most important parts of any car

For more information on how to maintain your car, call  James and Laurie here at Imaal Auto Services