Are you looking after your tyres?

At W R Davies Motors, we believe in helping you become the king or queen of the road. Don't let your tyres be under pressure; instead, be in control by checking your tyre safety regularly.

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Why Tyre Care Matters

Fuel Consumption

Properly maintaining your tyres can have a significant impact on fuel consumption. Underinflated tyres can lead to overheating, while overinflated ones affect your car's handling. Both scenarios result in uneven wear, higher replacement costs, increased fuel use, and unnecessary environmental impact. Take charge of your tyres to save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

Checking Tyre Pressure

Regularly checking your tyre pressures is a simple yet effective way to keep them in good shape. Underinflated or overinflated tyres not only affect safety but also your wallet. Over time, they wear out faster, leading to increased fuel costs. Whether it's a weekly routine or before a long journey with added passengers and luggage, checking your tyre pressure is essential. Even if your car has a tyre pressure monitoring system, a physical check remains a valuable backup.

Tread Depth Test

Tyre Tread depth chart
In the UK, the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm, enforced across the central three-quarters of the tyre's width and around its circumference. Violating this law can result in three penalty points on your licence and a £2,500 fine per faulty tyre. To ensure compliance, perform a simple test with a 20p coin. If the outer band of the coin is visible when placed in the tread groove, it's time for new tyres. Check at three different spots to ensure even tread wear.

Seasonal Changes

Seasonal Tyres

Adapt your tyres to the season to ensure safety and performance. Winter tyres are not only for snow and ice; they provide better grip and safety when temperatures drop below 7°C. Our dealers can store your summer tyres while taking care of your winter set during the warmer months.

Regular Inspections

Tyres can sustain damage in various ways, including curbing, potholes, sidewall cracks, bulges, or blisters. Regular inspections help identify potential issues before they lead to dangerous situations on the road.

Changing Your Tyres

While the legal limit is 1.6mm, it's advisable to consider changing tyres at 3mm for safety reasons. To minimize waste and expenses, replace them in pairs or as a complete set of four. While you don't need to stick with the manufacturer-recommended brand, matching front or rear tyres in terms of brand, tread pattern, dimensions, and ratings ensures consistent performance and safety.

Stay Safe on the Road

At W R Davies Motors, we prioritise your safety and your wallet. Take proactive steps to maintain your tyres and avoid unnecessary expenses. Reach out to us for expert advice and services to ensure your tyres are always in perfect condition.

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