New Versus Existing Tyres: Driving To Your Holiday Destination

There is always an argument among people about getting new tyres for the holiday or keeping the ones they already have for the trip. Which would be wiser?

In truth it wouldn’t really matter whether you have new or old tyres for the holiday trip but there are other factors that should be considered when driving long distances.

Always have a spare tyre. New tyres don’t guarantee that there won’t be any sharp objects on the road. The small point of a nail or glass piece could easily penetrate through anything if it’s at the right angle. The chance of that same piece of menace hitting another tyre is unlikely so a spare should do.

Regardless of whether you have new tyres or old tyres, air could still find a way to escape. Before you leave make sure that you check the pressure with the proper equipment and pump them up.

Many might think that new tyres need some sort of warming up to be done before driving long distances. There is a possibility that this could be plausible. Tyres are meant to go through harsh conditions. Don’t forget that it was made to withstand rain, heavy pressure from the car and extreme heat from the friction between the bumpy tar and your tyre.

If you are driving to a place that needs heavy duty climbing make sure that your car is built for that activity and the wheels have the proper tread depth before you decide to climb the rocky hills. You will more than likely come home having to replace those tyres again especially if you don’t have the skill to drive with a four wheel drive car.

Normal cars need to stick to the tyres that fit them best. Although you might think that installing deep treaded tyres will allow you to do a hill journey you are wrong. This may not be a common activity that happens but to some it could be a possibility.

Remember that going on holiday should be a fun experience for you and your family. Don’t run into problems that will ruin the trip for all of you. The main thing you have to remember to do is to always bring your spare tyre along in case you end up with a puncture.

If you are ever unsure of how to change your tyres or if it is necessary to change them, make sure that you visit the nearest tyre repair centre.

Minty’s is amongst the leading tyre suppliers in South Africa, and is recognized for our high standard of customer service. We have built a reputation amongst our customers and ensure that they receive tyres and alloy wheels of the highest quality, amongst the largest brands nationwide.

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