Like any other part of your vehicle, your tyres need to be cared for correctly. Over the years we’ve seen tyres in all conditions roll through the doors here at Sean McManus Tyres. To help you keep your tyres in top shape, we’ve put together a quick guide on how you can best take care of your tyres.
- Check Your Tyre Pressure – Tyre pressure can have a big impact on your vehicle’s performance, especially it’s steering, braking, and handling. To avoid any problems, make sure to check your tyre pressure at least once a month. This includes checking the tyre pressure of your spare tyre. The optimal, or ideal pressure for your vehicle should be easy to find in the vehicle’s handbook. Another point worth noting is that failing to keep your tyre pressure at the ideal level will increase your fuel consumption and as a result will cost you more on fuel. If you need help checking your tyre pressure, contact us here. We’ll be happy to help.
- Check Your Tyres For Damage – Damaged tyres or part worn tyres can be a hazard and a nuisance. Tyres can easily be damaged or punctured while on the road, including scrapes, cuts, perished rubber, and other marks. By regularly examining your tyres, you can help to detect when these problems may arise. Unfortunately, not all punctures can be repaired, meaning you may have to get your tyres replaced. So, If you do notice any marks or bulges on your tyres, contact us here at Sean McManus Tyres immediately and we will help you get back on the road safely. Failure to address these issues could be potentially quite dangerous to both you and your vehicle, leaving you in need of some breakdown assiatance.
- Check Your Tyre Treads – The same way you check your tyre pressure, you should make sure to check your treads at least once a month. Treads have a big impact on your car or vans performance as well as the safety of your vehicle. Legally, the minimum tread depth for your tyres is 1.6mm, meaning it is very important to make sure your tyres never fall below this limit. If this is the case and your tread depth is below the legal limit, get in touch straight away and we can get set up with a fresh set of new tyres.
- Check Your Wheel Alignment – This is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of tyre care. Having your wheels incorrectly aligned can affect your vehicle’s performance in a number of different ways.
- Uneven alignment can put added strain on one side of your vehicle, wearing down the tyres on one side quicker than the other.
- Incorrectly aligned wheels can impact your vehicle’s handling.
- Does your steering wheel vibrate while driving? This could mean your wheels are incorrectly aligned.
Fortunately, Sean McManus Tyres can provide a full inspection of your wheel alignment, at an unbeatable price. To schedule a booking, call us now on 041 983 7748.
- Can My Driving Habits Affect My Tyres? – In a word, yes. While it may not seem like it, your driving can affect the wear and tear of your car or 4/4’s tyres hugely. Here are some key things to look out for while you’re out on the road to ensure your tyres last longer.
- Avoid accelerating or braking too harshly.
- Approach speed bumps at the correct speed.
- Avoid mounting curbs.
- Avoid potholes safely when possible.
If you have any further questions or would like to learn more about how we can help you and your vehicle, contact us now. We also recommend ready the RSA’s guide to tyre care and maintenance.
Or visit us at
McManus Tyres Limited, Marsh Rd, Stagreenan, Drogheda, Co. Louth