April 21, 2017
We understand that when you have a problem with a tyre you want a quality service, expert opinion, cost effective and convenience.
As we know choosing the right tyre can be complex, from choosing the right size, to selecting a tyre and brand that will be fit for purpose from the extensive range available. To make things easier, our professionals have made some general information to help you look after your tyres.
Tyres are the only point of contact your Car has with the road. That’s why it’s remarkably important that you select the right tyre type for the Car you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. We believe that Car owners should get in to a habit of checking all four tyres after every 10 Days for correct tyre pressure, tread wear and general condition; and if you have one, don’t forget to check the spare tyre too.
How Tyres Are Made?
Each tyre model is different and tyre manufacturers invest heavily in research and development to create the best tyres for different driving conditions. When designing a new tyre, one of the key components is the mixture of rubber compounds used in the tyre which is balanced to optimise steering, braking, road handling and wear capabilities. Other key components of a tyre include the steel bead wires which hold the tyre on the rim of the wheel; the casing ply that gives the tyre strength; and the bracing plies which maximise the tyre’s contact patch with the road.
On the outside of the tyre, grooves and tread sipes on the shoulder of the tyre are specially designed to channel water away from the surface of the tyre, maintaining maximum wet grip. The contact patch is also designed to resist general wear and tear and cope with hot temperatures generated by friction.
Tyres are the only contact between your car and the road so it’s crucial that they provide sufficient grip and road handling. Your tyres are also designed to deliver a comfortable ride, yet be as sturdy and hard-wearing as possible, maintaining safe and controlled manoeuvrability for your Car.