Car care

Here you will find some useful car care tips.

Advice about tyres

Checking the pressure and tread of your tyres is vitally important.

Tyres which are under-inflated, even by the slightest degree, can overheat, whilst over-inflated tyres can lead to similarly damaging problems on the road.

Before taking any action, you should have a close look at your vehicle handbook to find out the specific recommended tyre pressure for your car (take into account any large items which are currently being carried in your vehicle since this will affect the pressure levels). After finding out the ideal pressure, check it with a tyre pressure gauge.

This should be done when the tyres are completely cold. If necessary, inflate the tyres to the recommended level, making sure that you are using a low pressure.

tyre-tred-pictureIf you fail to take notice of the tread of your tyres, you could run into trouble with the law.

The minimum depth of tread on your tyres should always be 1.6 millimetres. This tread must be maintained throughout the tyre’s circumference in the central three-quarters of the tyre.

If you fail to maintain this tread, you could pick up three penalty points and a large fine. In fact, you will be fined for each tyre which breaks the law.

Keep checking back for more hints and tips to help you look after your car.