Staying safe on the road is the result of many factors – driving conditions, driver’s experience and car condition to name a few. Tyres also play a vital role in keeping you and your family safe – here are a few tips when it comes to tyre safety.
Don’t get the cheapest replacement tyres
Some people go for the cheapest deal when purchasing replacement tyres – unfortunately, this may only save you money in the short run and may end up costing you more in the long run.
Tyre age is as dangerous as wear and tear
Did you know that tyres age? Tyres over 5 years old should be checked and tyres over 10 years should be replaced.
Make regular tyre checks
Remember to check your tyre pressure on a regular basis – at least every second refuel. This way you will be immediately aware of any change in tyre pressure or if there are any leaks – it’s also a great way to track slow leaks.
Learn to change a flat tyre
A valuable skill to have is how to change a flat tyre. While roadside assistance services exist to help you with this, it’s always good to know how to – just in case!
Give your tyres a quick check before heading out
Do you make a note to check your tyres before heading out? Did you know that the left front tyre is the most likely to be damaged on the road, followed by the left rear during parking.