Know Your Tyres

Know Your tyres

 To keep your car running smoothly it is important to take good care of your tyres. Regularly maintaining your tyres can save you a lot of trouble further down the line, so to help you along, here are our guides to keeping your tyres in the best possible condition. 

 
Tyre PressureTread Depth Tyre LifeTyres and the LawTypes of TyreSpeed RatingFitting Tyres


Tyre Pressure

Tyre pressure

It is important to keep the tyre pressure at the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer. If the tyre pressure is incorrect, it can adversely affect the vehicle's handling, cause irreversible damage and premature tyre wear.

Click below to find out more about when to check your tyre pressure, how often you should check your tyres and the effects of over and under-inflation.

Tread Depth

Tread Depth

Having the correct tread depth on your tyres is important for your safety. 

The legal requirement for minimum tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, whilst many vehicle manufacturers recommend changing tyres when they go below 3mm.

Click below to read on about the adverse effects of having less tread on your tyres. 


Tyre Life

tyre life

Typically, a tyre will usually wear out before they become unsafe due to age, however it is important to recognise the signs of an ageing tyre to remain safe on the roads.

Click below for more information on a tyre's lifespan and how to tell if they are dangerously ageing and require replacing.

Tyres and the Law

tyres and the law

In the eyes of the Law, there are a number of requirements tyres must be to be road safe. 

If a tyre doesn't meet these standards, vehicle owners can be fined by the police and even face penalty points on their license. Also, tyres of poor quality will lead to MOT failure. 

Click below for a list of requirements tyres must legally meet.


Types of Tyre

types of tyre

There are a wide range of different tyres available for cars now. Most standard tyres have a symmetrical pattern, whilst some high performance cars are fitted with tyres designed to increase road grip, with special tread patterns.

Click below to find out more about the different kinds of tyres available.

Speed Rating

Speed rating

All tyres come with speed ratings, which are based on scientific tests to determine the maximum speed a tyre can sustain under its recommended load capacity.

Click below to find out how to discover your tyres speed rating and what that means for your vehicle.


Fitting Tyres

Tyre Fitting

There are a number of things to consider when changing and fitting new tyres to your car, including tyre balancing and the tyre valve replacement. 

It is also important to be aware of when a tyre is repairable after it has been removed, and how tyres are repaired. Click below to read more information on balancing and repairing tyres.

 

 For more information and to get genuine tyres for your car, contact us at your local Caffyns dealership

 

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