Icey roads, wet roads and potholes. Things every driver hates. With the weather turning for the worse, tyre pressure, condition and tread are of the utmost necessity!
- Air pressure- Located in your glove compartment car manual will be the exact car pressure needed for your car and car model. But how do I know when my pressure is low? From just a quick visual inspection and seeing the tyre has deflated, to a strange sounding dull noise coming from a moving vehicle, these are some of the easy signs your tyre pressure is low.
- Condition- Here visual checks are vital to tyre safety as well as your safety whilst situated in the car. If you spot any of the previous signs of poor tyre quality, then before starting your journey check to see if any stones, glass, or other sharp objects have pierced through the tyre. However, it's not just checking for physical implements stuck in the tyres, but also bumps or cuts in the tyre. If any of these signs are spotted then we again urge you to go to your nearest professional and get the tyres changed to protect you, the car, and the other members of the public.
- Tread- The UK legal minimum tyre tread depth is 1.6mm across the central 3 quarters of the tread. Whilst this doesn’t sound major, this still has a vast importance to the tyre safety which majorly supports the grip of the vehicle. With the weather getting colder and the roads getting slippier it's important that your cars tyres are regularly checked and kept up to scratch. Remember, the cars tyre safety is your safety and the publics.
- Warning lights- Warning lights aren't decoration. If a tyre warning light appears on your dashboard screen with a ‘!’ then you should get immediate help. This often is the result of a deflating tyre(s) and will need to be seen upon. At the earliest opportunity you should pull over and check your tyre pressure. The ways to check are above, or you can check your in-car manual situated in thew clove compartment or side door of your car.