Tyres are important o keep you safe on the road, picking the wrong tyres could put yourself and other road users in danger. When you come to buy a new set it’s important that you pick high quality tyres that can give you confidence whatever the weather.
Tyres wear out over time and they can also be damaged from hitting curbs while parking or potholes when driving. If either of these happen it’s important that you stop and check your tyres for any visible damage. If you notice cuts or missing chunks, you should head to a grage and get them checked out just in case.
You’ll also need to check the tread depth, if they fall below the legal UK limit of 1.6mm they need changing. Ideally don’t leave it that late and swap them at 2mm. Low tread effects the braking distance, and wet weather grip increasing the chances of aquaplaning . Your tyres can also lose grip and start skidding when cornering quickly. Also check the tire pressure as low pressure increases the rolling resistance and tyre wear.
As well as picking good quality tyres you want to make sure they’re the best choice for your vehicle. EV’s are heavier and have far higher torque levels than traditional petrol or diesel vehicles, they also need low rolling resistance to gain as many miles of range as possible. So check to see if your hybrid or EV runs anything special before replacing them.
Changing weather also means you should consider switching tyres. As winter approaches, you’ll need to make sure that you have winter approved tyres if you live in an area that gets hit by snowy weather. You can choose between winter tyres that you only use during the winter season and combine them with a set of all-season tyres for the rest of the year, or then you get a set of all-weather tyres that can be used all year round.
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