September 4, 2018

Top-5: Back-to-School Tyre Maintenance Tips for Students

If you have a child going to, university, or maybe just driving to high school, here are five tips to help you, and them, prepare their car for the upcoming school year.

  1. Check tyre pressures – Tyre pressure should be checked regularly, once per month is the recommended amount. It is also best to check the tyres when they are cold so at least 3 hours after you drive. The heat from the friction increases the tyre pressure. 
  2. Make sure your car is aligned – A jolt from hitting a pothole or a curb or even going over a speed bump can cause the car’s alignment to slowly or sometimes drastically become unaligned. 
  3. Time to rotate your tyres – your tyres don’t always need to be replaced they can simply be rotated. 
  4. How deep are the grooves – Proper tread depth is essential to prevent hydroplaning & skidding, the minimum depth 1.6mm. If you are unsure of how to check this then go see a tyre shop near you. 
  5. Where is the spare tyre and how do I change a tyre? Before handing over the keys to your child its best to teach them how to change a tyre. If you yourself are not sure how to do this then go to one of your closest tyre shops and get them to teach your child how to change a tyre. This is important as your child might have an emergency situation that needs them to know how to do this.

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