How to extend the life of your tyres

Posted by: Cal on 7/03/2013

Category: General

Looking for a few ways to get some extra life out of your tyres? Well we've assembled a few secret tips of the trade that can help ensure you minimise wear and tear when out on the road.

Remember that your tyres are your car's only point of contact with the road, so you should never delay getting them replaced if they are damaged or otherwise compromised.

But by following these three simple steps, you might find that your tyres stay in good, safe condition for even longer.

Drive with care

Every time you grind your tyres against the curb or lose traction with the road you do a little bit of extra damage to your tyres.

By driving with a little more care and attention, you can minimise these incidents and help preserve the condition of your tyres.

Rotate your tyres regularly

Rotating your tyres is an important part of ensuring that they wear down evenly and in a unified fashion.

Taking your car in for regular tyre rotation services can therefore help reduce the chance that one tyre will wear down and need replacing faster than another.

Check your tyre pressure

Underinflated or overinflated tyres are more likely to become damaged, or to cause you to lose control of your car, so you will want to check this regularly.

Sets of tyres that are not inflated evenly across the whole vehicle are also a danger, so read up on your owner's manual and make sure that every tyre is inflated to the correct psi.