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Looking After Your Car’s Tyres

On Monday, April 13th, 2015

Checking your tyres will take you a couple of minutes at the most, so it’s not a job which is going to take you all day. I like to check my tyres every so often just before I get into my car to go somewhere. Doing it while you’re in a rush isn’t such a great idea, since you’re more likely to miss things, but checking them on a regular basis is imperative to making sure that they stay in great condition.

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One of the reasons why checking your wheels and tyres and keeping them in good condition is so important is because it can actually help you to save a lot of money in fuel costs. Trust me, I saw this as soon as I started checking my tyres more regularly and making sure that they had enough air in them. Making sure your tyres have the correct amount of pressure can save you having to buy new tyres prematurely and can save you hundreds of dollars in fuel costs over time.

If you want to prevent changing your wheels as often as you do, think about investing in some alloy wheels. You can buy Mag wheels for your car online on websites such as eBay. I bought a set of second-hand wheels which have lasted for a couple of years now without any problems whatsoever. Although you can expect to pay more for these, the durability of them has made many drivers convinced that the higher price is totally worth it. The convenience of changing your wheels less is also a huge positive for those who lack time due to working a full-time job or having a family.

Finally, don’t forget to check your tread depth. You can unknowingly be breaking the law if the tread depth of your tyres isn’t at the required minimum level. Apart from incurring a fine because of it, you’re also putting yourself and any other passengers at risk while in your car. This is simply because poor tread depth means that your tyres won’t grip the road surface very well, making it much easier for your car to skid in bad weather or fail to grind to a halt quickly enough in an emergency. If your tread depth isn’t a minimum of 1.6mm, it is vital that you buy new tyres and change them as soon as possible, preferably before the next time you drive your car!

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