Tyre Talk Column: Treading down the cost of tyres

Ray Pantling, owner of Tyres Direct, explains how tyres wear differently depending on how you inflate them – and the danger signs to out look for tyre pressure and indication of wear.

The depth of the tread on your tyres is very important for the safety of your vehicle, but did you know that tyres wear differently depending on how much you inflate them?

Look at your tyres and, if the tread is wearing more in the centre of the tyre, they are over-inflated.

If the opposite is occurring and the tyre is wearing on both the outer edges, then they are under-inflated. Both of these scenarios are very commonly found by us at Tyres Direct in our free checks.

It’s advisable to check your tyres every month for correct tyre pressure and indication of wear.

Tyres also have tread wear indicators moulded into the base of the main grooves in the tread so, when the tread surface is worn to the same level as these indicators, the tyre is at the legal limit and should be replaced.

If in doubt call into Tyres Direct for a free tyre check, and let us help you keep treading down the cost of your tyres.

This column was published in the March 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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