Tyres can be very expensive and having to replace them when they start to wear down can be very annoying. We’re sure you’re aware that there is a minimum tyre depth that your tyres need to meet in order to be fit for the road. To be able to keep your tyres at the right depth for longer, we have put together five things that you can do. Keep reading if you’d like to know more.

Your Tyre Pressure

Keeping your tyre pressure at the right level is very important in preventing your tyres from wearing down. You can check your tyre pressure at most garages and you should make sure to do this at least once a month. You’ll want your tyres to be the desired pressure to ensure that they are making the right amount of contact with the road and distributing the weight properly.

Shocks and Struts

Another thing that you can do to help to prevent your tyres from wearing down too quickly is to get some aftermarket shocks and struts put in place. These are great for improving your tyre wear and they can help your vehicle and load to stay flat which keeps the weight evenly distributed across the vehicle. Make sure to invest in some of these if you want to reduce your tyre wear.

Driving Habits

Although you might think that you are the best driver out there, you’ll find that some of your driving habits might actually be wearing your tyres down faster than you think. This includes things like turning corners faster than you should or hitting curbs and other obstacles. Make sure to be careful with your driving if you want to keep your tyres healthy for longer.

Tyre Rotation

Our next tip involves getting your tyres rotated often to ensure that the wear and tear is evenly distributed throughout the car. You might find that one of your tyres is more worn than others but if you swap it into a different position, it will last longer, and you won’t need to replace it for a while. Make sure to check out your front tyres as these are most likely to have the most damage to the tyre depth. Get your tyres rotated and you can ignore that expense for a bit longer.

Wheel Alignment

Our last tip for those of you who want to avoid getting your tyres replaced so often is to get your alignment checked often. Keeping your tyres in the right position can mean that they actually last longer and you won’t need to get them replaced any time soon. Make sure to get them aligned when you are in the garage getting them rotated or at least every few months.

Follow these steps and you’ll find that your tyres last longer, and you won’t need to worry about them being worn down quickly. Make sure to check your tyre depth against the guidelines to keep your car on the road.

 

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Emily Muelford

Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.

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