modern tyres are precision engineered to offer many thousands of
miles of trouble-free motoring, they do require regular
maintenance to ensure they continue to operate at their peak,
maintain their performance and improve their longevity.
recommend that motorists perform the following checks, on all of
their tyres (don’t forget the spare) at least once per month and
always before embarking on a long journey or a journey under
unusual loading conditions:
all tyre pressures when the tyres are cold using an accurate
pressure gauge (Top up or deflate as necessary to reach the
pressure recommended by your vehicle manufacturer, ideally you
should check your tyre pressures on a fortnightly basis to
maintain optimum performance).
• Check tread depth using a tread depth
gauge, or at the very least by visually inspecting each tyre to ensure that
sufficient tread depth above the tread wear indicator (TWI — rubber blocks
set into the tyre’s tread at a depth of
REPLACE ANY TYRES WITH INSUFFICIENT TREAD DEPTH IMMEDIATELY.
Visually inspect each tyre and remove any stones or other objects
embedded in the tread. Check for damage like cracks, lumps or
bulges, and get anything suspicious CHECKED BY A TYRE SPECIALIST
as soon as possible.