November 18, 2022

Why Should You Always Monitor Your Tyres?

Tyres are vitally important for the performance, stability, and safety of your car. A lack of awareness and knowledge has left drivers driving with tyres that are dangerous. The main problem is that drivers don’t monitor the tread of the tyre which can go bald over time resulting in a lack of grip.

As the only part of the car that is in contact with the road. It is still worrying how many people disregard the performance and safety of tyres and focus on other areas before checking out their rubber.

Below is an insight into what you should do….

So what do you need to check?

You can find out how old your tyres are by checking for a code on the side of the tyre. 

  1. Check the sidewall for the letters DOT.
  2. Next to this, there’ll be a 4 digit number code.
  3. The first pair of numbers is the week of manufacture.
  4. The second pair of numbers is the year of manufacture.

    There is a legal requirement for your tyres to meet, this makes sure drivers are safe and provide the grip and stability that is required. 

    Basic legal requirements

    Remember that your tyres must always meet these basic legal requirements:

    1. Be compatible with the others on the car.
    2. Be in a generally good physical condition.
    3. Be correctly inflated to the recommended pressure.
    4. Have sufficient tread and depth of tread – at least 1.6mm in the centre ¾ of the tread in a continuous band around the tyre.

        What to look for when buying new tyres?

        Tyres have to meet a lot of different, and sometimes conflicting, requirements. That means there are a few things to consider when you’re choosing what type of new tyres to buy.

        1. Tyres designed for long life are made from harder compounds, but these may make more noise.
        2. Tread pattern can affect noise too.
        3. Tyres made from softer compounds will give a quieter ride but will wear out more quickly.
        4. First fit (original equipment) tyres often last longer than replacements.

            Rubber for the track

            Having the rubber that gives you grip and slip is never more important than on a track. On a track, you need tyres that provide optimum grip while providing performance under considerable pressure. It all depends on the track characteristics, a tight and twisty circuit will require a tyre that can give sidewall grip and handling. On a circuit with long straights and hard braking, you need a tyre that can survive heavy sudden pressure and sustain heat providing the ultimate grip. 

            Are you a track-day specialist or thinking about venturing onto a circuit? Having the right set of rubber is everything when pushed to the limit. 

            What if you are new to the tyre game?

            If you are about the buy your first set of tyres. Or have you just checked your tyre and they are losing their tread?

            Then I would do some research on your tyre size and current tyre manufacturer. Next, have a look at tyres from across the market and do some cost comparison research. 

            The ultimate goal is to purchase a set of tyres that are cost-effective and can provide the performance for your purpose.

            Tire Streets have the knowledge and experience to allow you to purchase the correct tyres. You can even purchase a set of tyres and return them within 30 days for a full refund. 

            Race, road, and off-road

            Are you looking to push the limits of grip, racking up the miles on the motorway, or getting muddy in the wilderness? Tire Streets UK has the tyres for you, we have a selection of tyres that can cope with whatever demands you need…

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            Or even try our Ride and Return policy, use our tyres for 30 days and if you don’t like them, you can send them back and get a full refund. This policy only applies to your first set of tyres.

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