Essential Tyre Checks When Buying Tyres

Your tyres can be all that stands between you and an accident. That may sound like hyperbole, but it is also true: it does not matter how good and careful a driver you are if your tyres are in poor condition and fail at precisely the wrong moment. This could be at speed on the motorway, coming up to traffic lights or any one of a number of common road-using scenarios where having a tyre burst (known as a blowout) could be catastrophic. Here are some points to consider when it comes to your tyre safety:

They Can Help You Live Longer

It does not matter how carefully you exercise, eat properly and get enough sleep if your tyres are in bad condition! Treat your car, and its tyres, with the same care as you do your health and your car will help to look after you in return!

You Can Do It From Home!

Old ways of doing business meant that a tyre supplier used to need large premises, away from houses and other businesses to store the many piles of tyres they had for sale, and also so as not to be a fire hazard. Fortunately, long gone are the days of having to drive miles out of town to find a cheap source of good tyres, and you can now do it all from the comfort of your own home. Once you have all your information to hand, and if you want to order new tyres from home – check out Jet Wheel Tyre for more information, good prices and excellent tyres.

What to Look For?

One advantage of driving your car to tyre retail outlet would be that you could point at your car and say, ‘I need some tyres for one of those, please?’ and the sales assistant would take it from there. With online shopping, you will have to know a little bit of information about your car, but this will be readily available online, in your owner’s manual or even on the website itself which will guide you through the whole process quite painlessly.

Things to pay attention to include the size of the tyre you need: both diameter and width, the suitability of the tyre to the weather conditions in which you will be using it and the tyre pressure you will need. All this information is usually available both in your vehicle’s manual and on the tyres themselves, making it easy to be sure you have received the right tyres.

It will most likely come in the form of a long code, mostly numerical, so that all the data can fit into a relatively small space. The code is usually made up of: the width of the tyre in millimetres, the ratio of height to width. Next comes a letter denoting the materials the tyre is made from, followed by the load rating and the speed rating respectively. Then comes the information about the pressure required and any associations with which the tyre is compatible.

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