It seems like we’ve been really lucking out on the weather front in the UK at the moment, and with papers reporting record-breaking temperatures in July and August, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how to look after your tyres once the heatwave hits as it’s easy to take them for granted. So here are 4 tips to make sure you remain safe on your Summer road trips!
- Get a grip on worn tyres: If you’re heading out on a long drive, road conditions can change in the blink of an eye – Especially with the unpredictable British weather, rain can hit you when you least expect it. This can cause your car to slip, or worse have an accident as unchecked tyres will not have proper road grip.
- Think efficiently: It is important to remember that accurate tyre inflation is essential for maximum fuel efficiency. If your tyres are not looked after correctly you will slow down the efficiency of your whole car and can even have damaging effects on your brakes.
- Feeling the pressure: There are several reasons why tyre pressure is important to check, but safety will always come out tops. If you overinflate your tyres, you run the risk of actually bursting your tyres, while underinflation can cause you to lose control! Right tyre pressure can also improve road handling and fuel economy, who wouldn’t want that!
- Seasons greetings: Did you know there are tonnes of tyre options that will see you through all seasons and situations. Why not try changing to a summer, budget or premium tyre to add an extra layer of protection to your trips, whatever the weather! If you’re local, take a look at all of the tyres you can get in London from different brands at DAT Tyres.
I hope this post will help you all with tyre safety this summer! Have you got any road trips planned this summer, I’d love to know?