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When safety is your first priority “Tyre care” is mandatory!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 3:59:17 PM Australia/Sydney

Most car owners are fascinated by the flashy exteriors and luxurious interiors; but often evade the most important part, “the tyres.” Tyre maintenance is crucial not just for your car, but for your own safety as well. Proper tyre maintenance is actually what will help you drive safely on the road.

Tyres are the only part of your car that are constantly subjected to wear and tear. Why? Since they are constantly in touch with all types of roads; bumpy roads, uneven roads, muddy and dirty ones; roads with innumerable pot holes, speed breakers, broken glasses and the list is endless. Therefore, when you are concerned about a safe drive; keeping your tyres in shape becomes a necessity.

One of the most important seasons when you actually need to take good care of your tyres is during winter, since wet and greasy roads cause many accidents during this time. You may be more inclined to stay indoors in the cold and wet times of the year but any small drive can be hazardous in wet and windy conditions. Slippery road surfaces, water-logging, pot-holes, extremely bad roads, mud etc. are some of the reasons that tyres struggle and extra care should be taken. While these conditions cannot be avoided, taking good care of your tyres and replacing them whenever necessary is surely in your hands! So why take the risk?

  • One of the first and foremost requirements is to keep your tyres clean; which will not take up much of your time and money.
  • The second best thing that you can do is make it a habit to check your tyres regularly to see that they are correctly inflated at all times; but never over-inflated. A deflated tyre is more prone to punctures.
  • The tread depth should be good to avoid skidding over slippery roads
  • Always check your spare tyre pressure regularly to avoid being stranded in an emergency

Breakdowns, punctures and accidents can easily be avoided if we are a little careful with our car tyres!

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