With holiday season quickly approaching the need to travel will be on the cards for most. Spending time with family is a priority at this time of year and the dark nights means a heightened sense of safety when driving is necessary.
One of your main concerns should be how roadworthy the tyres are on your vehicle. There are a few things you can check to make sure you vehicle is suitable for your journey:
Tyre pressure. Over inflated or under inflated tires can can cause damage or blow outs when driving. Tire pressure should be checked at least once a month and most definitely before and after any long journeys. Check your optimum tyre pressure and try to keep within this gauge at all times.
Wear and tear. Road conditions can have an adverse effect on car tyres and can wear them out without you realising if they are not maintained and checked on a regular basis. This can be done with regular visits to a garage, you can even book tyres online in Newbury area & get them locally fitted at Headley Tyres
Good driving. Try to drive within speed limits and be aware of your surroundings so that you can avoid pot holes and road damage. Slow down for speed bumps and avoid bumping up onto kerbs as this can cause tires to be knocked out of alignment.
Try not to overload the car with excess weight. Excess weight causes the tires to overheat and can again cause a blowout resulting in accidents. If you are on holiday check before you leave that you haven’t got additional weight on the return journey than you had going.
Replace your tires if there are signs of damage and check the alignment on a regular basis to make sure that they are wearing evenly.