Tyre Safety Tips

Here at Sean McManus Tyres, we put the safety and satisfaction of our customers. With years of experience under our belt and countless happy, returning customers, it seems as if we’re doing something right!

So with this in mind, we thought we’d put together a quick and easy to follow guide on tyre safety, designed to keep you out of harms way this summer.

Checking Your Tyre Pressure

Over time, your tyres will naturally lose pressure. Unfortunately this is unavoidable. However, in order to not only improve the performance of your vehicle but also to improve safety, we recommend you check the pressure of your tyres on a regular basis. Some of the common impacts of reduced tyre pressure include uneven tyre wear, reduced steering control and increased fuel consumption. In order to avoid any difficulties related to tyre pressure, why not stop in and visit us here at Sean McManus Tyres.

Check for Visible Damage

This is one of the key habits we recommend here at our garage in Drogheda. Regularly checking for damage such as cuts, nicks, tears and scratches will help you spot any issues early. Even smaller, seemingly inconsequential cuts can lead to huge problems later on. As a result, our team recommend paying us a visit as soon as you notice any visible damage on the exterior of your tyres.

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Checking The Tread Depth

The more tread depth available, the more grip your tyres can provide. Simple. By reguarly checking your tread depth, you can ensure your tyres are in peak condition at all times, also identifying when it might be time to invest in a new set of tyres. In order to check the tread depth of your tyres, you can use a tread depth indicator, visually check the wear indicator which can be found on your tyres. In addition, the legal requirement for tread depth here in Ireland is 1.6mm.

Check Your Wheel Alignment

This is one you should leave to the professionals. Wheel Alignemnt can have a huge impact on the road handling and overall performance of your vechicle and is something which needs close attention paid to it. Uneven wheel alignment can cause things such as uneven tyre wear and excessive noise and vibration while driving. As a result, we recommend having the alignement of your wheels checked by a professional.

We hope you have found our guide to tyre safety useful and if you have any further tyre related questions or queries, be sure to get in touch with our team today!