Tyres in Chard, Somerset
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The tyres on your car are the only part of your vehicle that makes contact with the surface below and is a very important aspect of your vehicle. There are a few checks that you can do to ensure your vehicle is safe on the roads well:
Depth of tyre tread
Inadequate tread depth compromises braking performance, reducing your safety on the road. It is therefore advisable to have your tyres checked regularly to ensure your well-being whilst driving.
Having the correct pressure in your tyres both optimise your performance and increases your safety. Having inadequate tyre pressure decreases your grip and can significantly increase your fuel consumption.
Checking tread for stones or other foreign bodies
Removing any stones or objects from the tread and checking for any early warning signs are all great ways to prevent premature tyre wear.
Tyre valves tightened
All valves must be adequately tightened. The loss of air pressure can cause the tire to run hot or go flat - A low tyre is a dangerous tyre!
General tyre wear
It is advisable to regularly have your car checked for any general wear that may occur on a day to day basis. What might be a very small problem can develop into a much more serious issue if disregarded.
Leading tyre brands available to order
We can supply tyres for you from all the leading tyre manufacturers. We have premium brands such as Michelin, Pirelli and Dunlop, as well as the best of the mid and budget-range manufacturers, such as Davanti, Avon and Landsail.
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How to read your tyres
The size of a tyre is on the sidewall of the tyre. You'll see a series of numbers and letters, such as 205/45/R17 91V. This is your tyres size, each number means the following:
- 205 - Tyres width in millimeters.
- 45 - Sidewall height (%of width).
- R17 - Diameter of the tyre's inner rim (inches).
- 91 - Load Rating.
- V - Indicates the maximum speed for the tyre when at full load (Known as the speed rating).
If you are unsure about what tyre sizes you require call our expert team on 01460 64088.