It’s important to periodically check and carry out maintenance on tyres. Find out here about rotation, balancing, tread wear and other key aspects of maintaining tyres.
Check tyre inflation at least twice a month. Incorrect inflation can cause abnormal, excessive wear and tear, which in turn can cause tyre overheating, fuel overuse or even such a danger as sudden air loss.
Checking Tyre Tread
Check tread regularly to see if tyres need replacing. Treadwear indicators are located at the bottoms of the tread grooves in several locations around the tyre. When a tyre is worn to the point where any of them become visibly flush with the adjacent tread ribs, it is time to replace the tyre.
Tyres should be balanced when they are mounted. Unbalanced tyres cause vibration, which can lead to driver fatigue and premature, irregular tyre wear as well as unnecessary wear to the vehicle’s suspension.
Kenway Tyres offers a FREE tyre safety check at our branches in Aberdeen and Dundee. Our tyre experts are more than happy to offer advice on tyre safety and correct tyre maintenance.