When to Change The Tyres

When you drive to work and back home you tend to fall into a routine where you do the same thing every day. The route to work and back home is the same. So with time you become accustomed to the status quo and you don’t really notice when something changes.

Beware of this. It’s always good to have a sense of awareness in life and not just fall into the routine. Routine is good because it gives our lives a sense of structure and you remember what needs to be done as you need to do it every day. But when that routine takes over your life you tend to become unaware of things that need to change. Things like car parts and tyres. The parts on your car have a limited life span so your car won’t run forever on the current parts. It will have to be serviced at some point and replaced in due time.

Your tyres are one of those car parts that one tends to forget about because you don’t really pay attention to it. But it is such an important part that the quality of the tyres and the amount of wear and tear on it can make the difference between a safe and disastrous trip. It is a good idea, every once in while, to check the tyres. There are a few things that you should look out for when you do a check. Firstly, take a look at the tread. Is the tread still deep enough or is it smooth already? If it is smooth that means that the tyres will have no grip on the road. This will be especially dangerous in wet conditions because you risk the car gliding or sliding across the road when you apply the brakes. So it is important to have a deep tread level to ensure maximum grip. You cannot save tyres that have no tread so this will be the point at which you will need to change the tyres.

If you notice that the tyre walls are damaged either due to regular wear and tear or due to road pot holes then you might notice a few of the inner threads of the tyres surfacing. This is definitely a warning sign. A tyre should be whole and if there are any indications of threads or tearing in the wall then you should replace it immediately. This risk could involve tearing of the rubber while you drive which could lead to an accident.

When you have a puncture in the tyre, you may be able to get away with simply patching it but that will depend on the position of the hole. If the hole is on the wall of the tyre then you can’t patch it, it would have to be replaced.

Whenever you drive around it is a good idea to be vigilant and keep an eye on the condition of the road. Avoid bumpy roads and pot holes as these factors can damage the tyres. But whenever you notice a puncture, tears and worn tread then you should change them.

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. Contact us on Tel: 011 661 4338 / 011 661 4339 or Email: amalgam@mintys.com

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