Driving Lessons In North Dublin Tyres
When we are driving our car on the road, the only thing connecting our car to the road is our tyres. Checking our tyres regularly helps us to keep our tyres in good conditions. When our tyres are in good condition, skidding is reduced helping you the stop safely.
There are many warning signs to look out for when you are checking your tyres. The diagram above shows baldness on the outside of the tyre. This can be caused by many reasons such as your cars tracking being off-balance, but usually, it can be as simple as underinflation. When you are putting air into the tyres there is a plate bolted the car with all the information on it. You find this plate when you open your driver or passenger door. The diagram below is an example of one of these plates.
When you see this plate there is usually a number of 32PSI up to 36PSI. Look out for this number as it is the manufacturers’ guide. Having your tyres inflated to the correct amount not only saves you money on replacing your tyres, but it also saves you money on fuel. Overinflation in your tyres creates wear and tear to the middle of the surface of the tyre. Always go by manufacturers guide.
Other defects you are looking for could be cracks in the tyre wall, bulges in the tyre surface and wall and also cuts in the tyre wall. The main reason tyres suffer damage to the tyre walls is usually rubbing them along a footpath when parking. When your tyres rub along the footpath like this, the concrete rips into the tyre and can cause serious damage. Doing this can also damage your wheel and your suspension.
Bulges can occur when the structure of the tyre is damaged from the inside. Again, this can happen from many different reasons and usually, it can be from rubbing along a footpath or driving into potholes. The image below shows what you are looking out for.
Driving with tyres like this is really dangerous and can cause a blowout when you are travelling at speed. Blowouts are extremely dangerous as the car could lose control and cause an accident. When you see a tyre looking like this, if you have a spare wheel replace the wheel and get the tyre changed as soon as possible.
Slices and cuts develop after time and when these you must change your tyre at once. This can happen from wear and tear and colliding with footpaths and potholes. The chances of blowouts while driving at speed are increased and changing your tyres when these become visible is important.
If you are driving on tyres unfit for the road, the Garda have a penalty point structure in place for drivers caught driving on poor tyres. The standard fine of 80 Euro and 2 penalty points is in place and this could go up to 120 Euro fine and 4 penalty points. These measures are in place as the Garda know how important good tyres are in the prevention of road traffic accidents. Also keeping an eye on the tyre tread depth is important and checking to see if the tread depth is above 1.6mm. The RSA has a free tool in place which allows you to measure the tread depth. Always go to a reputable tyre sales company whole will guide you on the correct tyre for your car