From tread depth to the correct tyre pressures, there are many common questions around how to ensure your tyres are safe. Find out more about some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding tyres.
Tyre manufacturers, such as Continental, provide vehicle safety advice and they play a key role in the campaign to ensure UK motorists are as safe on the road as they can be. As tyres are at the forefront of vehicle safety, make sure that they are safe by checking them regularly — or get them checked for free by our experienced and trusted technicians at your nearest Croxdale Fast Fit.
Do I really need to check my tyres?
As tyres are the only part of your vehicle to stay in contact with the road, it is vital to maintain a healthy set of tyres. So make sure to carry out regular checks on your tyres. Doing so will not only help you stay safe on the roads but can help you be alert of any lurking future issues to save you from any big bills.
Is tyre pressure important & how often should I check it?
Checking your vehicles tyre pressures is something that can be key to ensuring safety for you and other drivers on the road. The recommended tyre pressure varies from vehicle to vehicle. Making sure that your vehicle's tyres are properly inflated to the recommended amount can help to simply increase the life of your vehicle's tyres as well as contribute to your vehicles overall safety.
If you’ve had tyre issues in the past or simply want to make sure that your vehicle tyres are in good health, it’s best to try and check your tyre pressure over every couple of weeks.
If your tyres are under-inflated, there is the risk of uneven tyre wear, often at the outside edges.
Think your tyre pressure needs a look at but aren't sure how to do it? Book your vehicle in with the team at Croxdale at any of your branches (Darlington, Durham, Consett, Chester-le Street, Newton Aycliffe, Gateshead and Sunderland) and we can take a look at this and much more to ensure maximum safety of your vehicle.
What is good tread depth?
Over time as you drive more and more on your tyres, the rubber that makes up the tread which provides traction for your vehicle wears down. After large amounts of time, however, your tyre tread can wear to a point where the tyres ability to grip to the road is considered dangerous. The key, however, is to not let them wear down to this point.
Not only is it recommended but it is a legal requirement to make sure your vehicle is equipped with tyres that meet the UK minimum tread depth legal limit of 1.6mm.
Maintaining your current tyres or picking the right new ones for your vehicle can be confusing, so get in touch with the team at Croxdale if you need any assistance. Use our online Tyre Finder to help you find the perfect tyre for your vehicle.
Get in touch with your local Croxdale Fast Fit Autocentre throughout the North East using our online contact form or pop in for a free vehicle health check where we’ll take a look at your tyres (and so much more) and one of our team will be more than happy to help!