Many of us are travelling at this time of year: to go shopping in large cities nearby – for example, residents of Castleford might pop to York for their Christmas shopping – or to enjoy the lights that decorate the city, or to visit family and friends. Whatever your reason for travelling, you should make sure that your car is in great shape before you set off, especially your tyres, which are perhaps the most vital car component when it comes to staying safe on the UK’s roads. Let’s take a look at five tips for tyre care and how mobile tyre fitting can help you to get to your seasonal destination and back again in the new year.
You should already be in the habit of checking your tyres on a regular basis, but if you don’t, now is an excellent time to start. Knowing what your tyres should look like when they’re in good nick is vital for picking up the subtle signs that can indicate that something is about to go wrong – hopefully before the problem becomes serious or results in an accident.
If you do find something wrong with your tyres and can’t think how you will get your car to your local garage and still have time to run all the errands that you need to: present buying and wrapping, cooking immense amounts of delicious food, and cleaning and airing the house for your anticipated influx of visitors. Don’t worry, there is a solution: you can arrange for mobile tyre fitting to come to your home to take care of all your tyre needs while you bustle about the house getting everything sorted out. If you need a new set of tyres, you can buy tyres online in Castleford & browse the complete range at Reg Greenwood’s website.
Try to keep your tyres clean. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid muddy roads, necessarily, but it does mean that you should clean them off fairly promptly once you’ve got back from that muddy drive. This will help you to wash off any small sharp stones that might otherwise become wedged in the grooves and sipes (the small slits on the tyre’s surface) of your tread, as well as allowing you to spot any blemishes and early signs of damage. The simple act of keeping your tyres reasonably clean can help you to stay safe on the road and ensure your tyres last a long time.
Keep a mental note of how old your tyres are. Tyres that are beautifully looked after, stored on their side in perfect conditions, and only put onto the car occasionally for short drives on excellent roads can last as long as ten years, but for cars subjected to regular usage, kept on the vehicle at all times and often parked on the side of the road may need to be changed as frequently as every five years.
Finally, when choosing new tyres, always buy the best quality that you can afford. There is a real difference between tyres made as cheaply as possible and those made using the latest advances in rubber technology and automotive design. This difference can be significant enough to make a nonsense of the price disparity, because the premium and high-quality tyres last a lot longer than the cheaper options – and they give a smoother ride too!
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