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Five Important Tyre Facts You Need To Know!

The Tyre Professionals believe that these five tyre facts are important to the safety, maintenance and performance of your car tyres. For more important information, visit our Tyre Maintenance section on the Tyre Professionals website today.

1. Five Different Tyre Classifications

There are not simply cheap and expensive tyres! The type of tyre you choose depends on factors such as the vehicle's make, the desired performance, how you drive your car and the driving conditions.

a) All Weather - these tyres are suited to any weather conditions.
b) Wet Weather - specifically manufactured to suit wet weather conditions.
c) All Terrain - will suit any terrain in most conditions.
d) Mud - these tyres are best suited to muddy conditions.
e) Performance - performance tyres will supply the driver with the highest performance.

The tyre types differ in the rubber compound used (soft or hard) and the tread patterns. These can affect driving in terms of grip, performance, tyre noise and wear.

2. Inflation And Fuel Economy

Car tyres inflated to the vehicle manufacturer's specifically recommended tyre pressure can improve fuel economy by 10%.

3. Tyre Recycling

Over 40 million car tyres are disposed of by tyre retailers, garages and vehicle dismantlers each year. Responsible companies pay for the tyres to be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

With the 2006 ban of tyres being disposed of in landfill sites, you can save the environment too! Car tyres can be re-used at home in the garden - ideas such as a raised bed for planting flowers or herbs, a basic composter, as part of a children's playground or the old favourite- a car tyre swing.

4. Wear Them In!

New car tyres need running in.

A new car tyre is formed in a mould which is lined with a non stick coating. This coating is needed to be able to remove the tyre from the mould. It creates a wonderful shiny appearance on a new tyre but also reduces grip. It can take up to 800 kilometers to scrub the coating from the tyre. During this time, it is advised to take extra care when driving fast, on corners or bends and driving in the wet.

5. Know The Legal Minimum Tread Depth

The legal minimum tread depth for a car tyre is 1.6mm.

This applies to the entire circumference of the tyre. Most tyres have a tread wear indicator built into them. It is a horizontal bar of rubber located between the tread patterns, at a depth of 2mm. When the height of the tread wears down to the height of this bar it is time to consider replacing your car tyres.

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