Caring for your Tyres
New regulations like Corporate and Social Responsibility and the Duty of Care regulation, place even greater focus on the need to carry out regular tyre checks as part of a routine maintenance plan. Abbey Tyres provides a free tyre check service on a drive in basis, where the condition of a tyre is inspected, tyre tread depths are measured and tyre pressures checked and corrected. The findings are detailed in a written report for your convenience.
Your tyres don't just get worn through age and use, but through emergency braking, under-inflation or over-inflation and can be easily damaged by poorly maintained roads. And if your wheels are misaligned, one edge of the tyre can wear more rapidly than the other.Call us now on 01489 896200 or email us to book an appointment.
Maintaining correct Tyre Pressures
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important:
- Safety - Tyres that are under-inflated can overheat and over-inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road.
- Economy - Over or under-inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly. Vehicles with under-inflated tyres have increased rolling resistance that require more fuel to maintain the same speed.
- Environment - Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This equates to lower CO2 emissions coming from your vehicle.
Check for External Damage
- Cuts, lumps and bumps - often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, pothole or object in the road. If your tyre has any of these symptoms then you must have the tyre checked as quickly as possible by a tyre specialist, as this sort of damage can result in sudden tyre failure.
- Wheel alignment - a very important step in maintaining and prolonging the life of your tyres. Kerbing or potholes affect your vehicle’s wheel alignment settings which can lead to rapid or un-even tyre wear. It’s worth a regular check to help prevent premature tyre wear, generally caused by incorrect wheel alignment setting.
- Emergency braking - can sometime leave your tyres with a ‘flat spot’. It is always recommended to have your tyres checked if the vehicle has been involved in an emergency manoeuvre like sudden and heavy braking. If you have any concern or doubt about the condition of your tyres, please ask a specialist for advice as soon as possible.