Look after your tyres or face fines of up to £10,000
Gareth Kloet, Head of Car Insurance at Confused.com said: "Tyre maintenance may not sound like the most exciting topic on the planet but is important to basic road safety. If your tyres have too much air or too little this can wear the tread of tyres down quickly."
- Check tyre pressures and adjust at least once a month. Uneven inflation between tyres affects the driving qualities of your vehicle and makes the tyres wear unevenly.
- Check the tyre tread. Worn down tyre tread is more likely to cause a sliding accident and lower the traction of your car. You should replace your tyres before the tread gets less than 1.6mm.
- Store the tyres in proper conditions. Keep tyres in the right place to ensure nothing affects the rubber of the tyres. You should avoid storing tyres in a place where the temperature is above 77 ºF or below 32 ºF. It is also necessary to keep your tyres away from any form of oils or solvents.
- Rotate your tyres regularly. Rotate your tyres on a regular basis as this will help to get uniform wear on all your tyres.
- Replace the tyres. When you replace your tyres, it is important to use tyres of the same size, type and speed rating to those that originally came on the vehicle.