Every time you travel in a car, the only thing that is keeping you and your vehicle on the road is the tyres making contact with the road surface. It is for that very reason that it is totally necessary to make sure that your tyres are 100% road legal and safe. Tyre laws exist for a reason – with poor tread levels, your car instantly becomes a danger. The tread keeps your car on the road and without it, your car will be unable to grip the road and will easily spin out of control.
It may sound dramatic, but the reality is that it is the four, round pieces of rubber that make your car safe to travel in. If you have been advised that you need to get a new tyre or multiple new tyres for your car in Sidcup, then Heath Tyres can help you to source the right tyres for your vehicle.
Many road users give little thought to maintaining the tyres on their car. However, you need to check your tyres regularly, just as you would your oil levels or antifreeze. The easiest thing to check for are bulges or other abnormalities such as tears or visible cord or even embedded items such as nails in your tyre. Should you find any of these abnormalities, it means that the structure if the tyre is comprised, and therefore not safe to use. You also need to ensure that your tyres are properly inflated with the right amount of pressure. The pressure levels can easily be found in your handbook or even on a sticker by your fuel cap.
If your tyres are under-inflated, you are likely to be using more fuel than you need to and could also leave you prone to having a tyre blowout. A Tyre blowout can be scary and also very costly as it could lead to damage to your car or even an accident. If your tyres are overinflated, your tyres will wear out the tread faster and you will need to replace your tyres more frequently. You also need to ensure that you regularly check the tread on your tyres – the legal limit is 1.6mm. You can test this with a 20p piece – if you can see the outer band of the coin when you place it into one of the tread grooves then your tyre is illegal!
If you have illegal tyres near Sidcup, then you need to contact Heath Tyres to make sure that you have compatible tyres fitted to your car. This will save you money in the long run as your car will be more fuel efficient with the right tread on its tyres and also could save you the hassle of a failed MOT.
If you are looking for Tyres in Sidcup, visit Heath Tyres for everything you need to get the right tyres on your vehicle.