Car tyres – The Basics

Car tyres – Here are some of the basics! 

Just 4 little sections of rubber each about the dimensions of your hands would be the only areas of the vehicle in contact with the highway, so getting the correct car tyres in good shape and properly inflated is essential to your safety.

Frequent inspections and upkeep help make car tyres keep going longer and keep yourself on the correct side of the laws.

Original fit vehicle tyres:

Vehicle and tyre companies always work with each other to decide on the make, dimensions and tread design that matches a brand new vehicle taking consideration of numerous factors such as styling, handling and sound.

You need to keep to the exact same type and size of tyre – and preferably exactly the same brand name and tread pattern – when it’s time for renewing car tyres. Altering brand name or design can often mean much more tyre noise and have an effect on handling although it may also mean much less noise and enhanced handling.

New car tyres – for the front or rear?

Look at the manual initially as some may give vehicle specific information.

Usually it’s sound practice to fit the best or the newest tyres to the rear – in rainy situations, this favours under steer instead of over steer.

So if you’ve got the front tyres replaced it’s best to get the rear ones transferred to the front as well as new tyres installed to the back.

Car tyres with profound tread are not as likely to get a puncture and it’s tougher to manage a car which has a damaged or punctured rear tyre.

Spare wheels and new vehicles:

If you’re purchasing a new vehicle don’t presume that there’ll be a full-size type spare wheel and tyre inside the boot. It’s more and more common for auto producers to supply a non-standard or ‘skinny’ spare or perhaps just an emergency tyre sealer and compressor or inflator package.