Without the proper performance from your tyres, you will not be safe while driving. Your tyres are what keeps you safe when you drive, so it is of utmost importance that you purchase high quality tyres and that you maintain them while you drive. It is important to realize that tyres are made to wear out, the speed of wear is partly dependent of how well you maintain them, how you rotate them, the quality of your tyres, your driving habits and car load.
higher quality tend to be more wear resistant and will last longer, they also
tend to have a lower rolling resistance, which makes the tyres wear out slower
and also consume less petrol. When you wear out the tyres, the grooves in the
tread will diminish and when the tread depth reaches 4 mm, it is time to
purchase a new set of tyres. You will need to make sure that all the tyres
reach the 4 mm mark at the same time by rotating the tyres to even out any
increased wear between the rear and the front axel.
driving also tends to produce lower tyre wear, while heavy load will wear out
the tyres faster. When you have a hybrid or an electrical car, those tyres will
wear out faster due to the extra weight of the battery packs. It is important
to purchase wear resistance tyres in this case and make sure to rotate them
more frequent than you would with a normal car. If you change between winter
tyres this is a
natural point to rotate the tyres, unless you need to do it more frequently.
maintenance that you will need to do to ensure that you can drive safely is to
check the tyres for any damages caused by hitting curbs, or potholes or other
possible defects. If you notice any cuts or cracks in the tyre, you should seek
advice from a tyre service station to see if the tyre can be repaired. You need
also make sure that you have the correct inflation pressure in the tyre. If you
have too low pressure in the tyres, the tyre wear will increase and you will
wear out your tyres faster. Also the fuel consumption will increase, so that it
is more costly to drive. So check the tyre pressure to make sure that you drive
safely and efficiently.
The beauty of all-weather tyres is that it is a good tyre for all year round use. If you don’t live in one of the countries that have long and harsh winters, then you will be fine with a set of all-weather tyres that are winter approved. Winter approved means that they will have a 3 Peak Mountain Snow Flake (3PMSF) symbol on the sidewall of the tyre. This indicates that it has been tested and approved for winter conditions. This makes it safe to drive regardless of what weather you will face and you don’t have to worry about the weather forecast.
will work as good in the summer as well as winter, so if you don’t use summer
tyres all year
because the weather allows you, then this could be your tyre. If you have very
defined summer and winters, you might still be better off by changing tyres and
if you only have summers and no winters, your performance from summer tyres
will be better. With all-weather tyres, you will need a high quality tyre, to
make sure that it doesn’t wear out too fast during the summer season, as the
high temperatures can cause increased wear on the cheaper versions. It is also
crucial to check the rolling resistance indicated on the EU tyre label to make
sure that the tyre that you purchase has a low rolling
resistance dictates both the wear of the tyre as the rolling friction is higher
which will lead to a higher wear, but also the fuel consumption is increased,
so that you will spend more money on fuel. So the combination of having to purchase
a new set of tyres more frequently and having to stop more often for fuel will
quickly turn the cheaper tyres into the more expensive alternative.
The EU tyre
label has been put in place to make it easier to make the right decision when
purchasing tyres. Most people know very little about tyres and their
importance, so that is why often the decision is purely made based on price as
it used to be difficult to compare the tyres. Now part of this problem is gone
and it has become easier to at least compare between the items listed on the
Summers compared to winters tend to be easier when it comes to
driving, but that doesn’t mean that you should disobey everything that provides
safety to the driving in the summer. Here are a few things to consider to
improve your safety in the summer season.
Make sure that the car is in good condition and this includes all
the main functions of the car. This includes checking the brakes.
Make sure that you have high quality summer tyres, which are
in good condition.
Good grip both on dry and wet surfaces is key for safe driving in the
summer. Make sure that your tyres have a good braking distance to keep you out
Check that the tread depth is more than 4 mm to ensure safe
driving. Low tread depth will increase your braking distance, making you more
likely to be in an accident. To be on the safe side, change tyres if your tyres
are close to 4 mm.
Low tread depth also impacts the risk for aquaplaning. A timely
change improves your safety when driving on wet roads on rainy days.
Make sure that the tyre pressure is as it should be. Too low
inflation pressure can impact your safety in a negative way and can increase
the braking distance. Tyre pressure is impacted by heat, so if you have big
temperature differences, it is worth checking the pressure.
Despite beautiful and dry roads, keep your speed according to the
speed limit and make sure that you keep your distance to any cars in front of
Making sure that your tyres are of good quality and in good
condition is a big step towards safe driving in the summer.
Electrical cars tend to be of higher initial investment than ordinary combustion engine cars. When you have a pure electrical car and not a hybrid car, you are very dependent on planning your charges. If you only drive back and forth to work or do shorter trips to the store or to daycare to pick up the kids, you should be fine. For most people that is the majority of what they use the car for anyways. If you need to do something out of the ordinary, something where you might worry about problems with charging the car, then you can always rent a car for that instance.
need to remember that an electrical car is heavier than a normal car due the
weight of the battery packs. This will cause increased wear of the brakes as
well as the tyres. For car tyres, you will need to make sure that you buy tyres
that are made for electrical cars, so that they can manage the extra weight and
not wear out too fast. There are both summer
tyres and winter
tyres for electrical cars, as well as all-weather
drive with your electrical car, you can enjoy a smooth and quiet ride. It is important
to select tyres that have a low rolling noise, so that you will not be
disturbed by that. A low rolling resistance also means that you will get
further with each charge, so that is worth checking and a short braking distance
is important as it can keep you out of accidents. All these are highlighted on
the EU tyre label that all tyres have. This makes it easier to make a wise tyre
choice and not be totally lost in the numerous tyre choices.
If you have
invested the extra money in an environmentally friendly electric vehicle, it is
good to also make sure that the tyres that you buy will be as environmentally friendly
as possible. Choose a manufacturer that for example uses purified low aromatic
oils only to ensure that the tyres are produced with low impact on the
For the driver of an electric car, it is all about driving carefully and hoping to get as many miles out of your vehicle as possible before you will need to change the battery packs on the car.
Summer tyres are designed for optimal performance in the summer season. Summers are characterized by warm weather; at least that is what most people associate summers with. Summer tyres are thus tyres that are designed for driving on asphalt in normal summer temperatures. They will perform well on both dry and wet roads in summer temperatures.
tyres also have a low rolling resistance,
which improves your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Low rolling resistance not only
saves money on fuel costs but it also reduces your carbon footprint by lowering
CO2 emissions. Low tread depth is something that can impact the driving safety.
It reduces grip, extends the braking distance and diminishes the ability to
push away water from the tyre’s surface.
have the correct tyre pressure and high quality summer tyres, driving on
asphalt should be super smooth and you should have a great driving experience.
The excellent grip that you will feel when driving on curvy roads and while
taking sharp corners, is also the grip that will give you short braking
distance. If you run into rainy conditions, when there is a risk of aquaplaning,
good tyres should be able to prevent it. The most advanced tyres have many
innovations that help to remove water from the tyre’s surface in an efficient
depth is essential to ensure that a high volume of water can be removed from
the surface. Failure to remove all the water will cause the tyre to float on
top of the water layer and lose contact with the road surface. Aquaplaning
should be taken seriously because it can lead to an accident if you lose the
control of your car. Reducing the speed helps to prevent aquaplaning. When
driving in the lower speed, water has more time to vanish through the grooves
of the tyres. Tyres with polished grooves are able to remove water faster due
to better flow of water away from the surface. The key is to stay safe by
having high quality summer tyres with proper tyre pressure and sufficient tread
Tyres are designed for different conditions; you have, for example, special winter tyres, summer tyres and all-weather tyres. High speed puts more centrifugal force and generates more heat build up in the tyre. If you select a tyre with too low speed rating you might risk tyre failure. When it comes to safety, you do not want to have tyre failure when you are pushing your car to the limit when it comes to speed. Tyre is what provides safety to your car and allows the car to exhibit its inherent safety aspects, but unless the tyres provide enough safety to keep the car out of accidents, your car will have to exhibit these safety aspects more often than anticipated.
bring you the necessary grip and control over your vehicle while you drive
regardless of speed. You need sufficient grip to be able to take sharp corners
and turns, to have a short braking distance, to avoid accidents and to maneuver
your vehicle. Depending on what conditions you plan to drive in, you might need
to purchase special seasonal tyres. Severe winter conditions always require
winter tyres or at least winter approved all-weather tyres.
of high quality will be able to handle the conditions that you will face while
driving during summers. Most tyres are designed for driving on normal road
surfaces and not in off-road conditions. If you plan to drive mainly off-road,
you need to purchase special off-road tyres. Summer tyres have been designed to
provide driving comfort on dry and wet roads alike and to prevent aquaplaning.
The better quality tyres that you choose, the better they will be able to avoid
this phenomena. Aquaplaning can happen in summer when you have rain or
thunderstorms and thus a lot of water on the road.
with high speeds – even though you would have the best high quality tyres with
the correct speed rating on your car – you need to ensure that you have the
correct tyre pressure. It is essential to check the tyre pressure because
driving with wrong tyre pressure at high speed can be dangerous. Low pressure
increases the heat build up and the tyre wear and can cause tyre failure at
high speeds. Too high pressure will decrease the grip and increase the braking
distance and will not be able to provide the best performance.
Some of the car accidents happen because the most important safety accessory of the car, the tyres, are not in good condition. As we all know, accidents do happen and you can wonder why they happen. There can of course be numerous reasons, like distraction, something unexpected happens or people are driving too fast. Some of these could be avoided with better tyres. Good high quality tyres enable you to stop faster and in shorter distance than with tyres that have bad tread depth or are in bad condition.
of your tyres, regardless if you use summer
tyres, winter tyres or all-weather
essential. You will need to check that they are in good condition, that they
have sufficient tread depth, which is above 4mm. Tyre pressure is also
important. If you have over inflated or under inflated tyres, they are not
performing optimally, and you will not have optimal control over your vehicle.
Since the temperature has an affect on the tyre pressure, it is important to
check it more regularly when you have big temperature shifts. Also when you
drive on a summer vacation, from e.g. Northern Europe to Southern Europe, the
big temperature difference makes it very important to check the tyre
temperature also when you have arrived to your final destination.
pressure also impacts the rolling resistance, making your tyres to wear out faster than intended.
This means that you will need to replace them sooner than expected and your
replacement cost increases. Your fuel consumption also increases as your
vehicle will consumer more petrol as you drive. So not only your safety is
impacted, but also your finances, as you end up spending extra money while
being less safe and be more likely to be in an accident.
distance will increase when driving with wrong tyre pressure, with bad tyres or
with tyres with low tread depth. This impacts your driving safety and you will
have less control and grip when you drive. This is what mainly causes
accidents, losing control over your vehicle due to aquaplaning, or when taking
curves or then having tire failures. The longer braking distance due to bad
tyres is also increasing the chance to be in an accident.
Taking the car and drive to a summer destination has always been a favorite way of travelling for many. Before it might have proven to be a substantial saving for a family, due to high flight prices, but now the tables might have shifted. The introduction of low cost airlines has reduced prices, while petrol prices are nowadays high. So if you are travelling with the whole family, you might not necessarily save, but you have a higher degree of freedom and you can stop along the way. Being able to access your luggage at any time and being able to bring whatever you want is a definite advantage for some.
For a long
summer road trip you will need to make sure that you have good quality tyres on your car. Preferably dedicated
high quality summer
tyres, as they
will perform better and will allow you to take full use of Autobahn with great feel
of the road, giving you great control and safety. You will need tyres that are
good at preventing aquaplaning, as you will probably run into a few
thunderstorms during the summer and being able to avoid aquaplaning with a car
filled with the family and luggage should always be prioritized.
of the French people will spend their vacation in France and go down to the
Riviera during August, when most French take vacation. There are some 20
million people visiting the French Riviera during August, so you might think
twice about driving there if you are not a French and have some other beautiful
options during August, or you visit the French Riviera other months than
depart on your journey, make sure to check the tyres from any visual defects,
and then check the tyre pressure. Make sure the spare tyres is in good
condition and that you have a full tyre repair kit available in case you will
need to change tyres due to a flat tyre. If you cross country lines, you will
need to check what insurances apply and what you will need to bring with you in
terms of insurance papers. It is always easier to check what applies when you
are home, so check it before you leave. If your car and tyres are in good
condition before you leave, you should be in a good shape to enjoy your
you buy new tyres, it is important to maintain them to ensure that they last
you a long time. Here are a few ways to maintain your tyres.
is importation to check the quality of your tyres on a regular basis. Check for
any visual damages and possible cuts or cracks. If you notice any problems with
your tyres, then you should visit a tyre dealer for consultation.
the depth of your tyre’s treads. You can do it by pushing a coin into the tread
and measuring how far it could be pushed in. Some tyres have wear indicators on
the tyre tread, which indicate when you get to the 4mm or indicate for each mm
of remaining tread. If your tyres go below 4mm in tread depth, it is time to
the tyres between the rear and front axles to ensure that the tyres will wear
evenly. You should rotate the tyres when the difference between the front and
the rear tyres is larger than 2-3mm. If you alternate between summer and winter tyres, then it makes sense to
rotate between each tyre change. Proper tyre marking is key when you change the
sure that the tyre pressure is according to the car owner’s manual.
Underinflated tyres will wear faster and consumer more fuel than if they were properly
inflated. Underinflation can also damage the sidewalls of the tyres.
Overinflated tyres will wear out the middle tread and have worse traction than
a properly inflated tyre.
you have winter and summer tyres, make sure that the
tyres are stored properly between the seasons. Tyres should be stored in the
dark and in cool temperature.
As the summer is almost here it is time to change your tyres from winter tyres to summer tyres. Depending on country you live in, there may be some restrictions for when you have to change the tyres at the latest. If you will change the tyres yourself, then you don’t have to book a time. If you want to get a tyre service center to do it, then you should book a time for it, so that you are sure you can get it done.
Doing a tyre
change is not so difficult, but most people don’t have the correct equipment. The
tools that come with the spare tyre are not the best tools for tyre change. If you do not
have the proper equipment, it is better
to let experts to do the change for you.
When tyre experts
do the change for you, you know that experts have changed with proper tools.
They will also check the condition of your tyres and mark them so that they can
be properly rotated upon the next change. They will wash them to get the salt
and dirt away from the tyres. In some locations they can also store the tyres
for you, so that you don’t have to carry them back and forth between the
changes. Before mounting the summer tyres, they will check the valves and
replace them if needed, check the balance of the tyres and the tyre pressure.
They will check the tread depth and mount the tyres in the correct position
based on the rotation.
If you do
the change yourself, you will need to ensure that you mark the tyres, so that next
time you know how to rotate them. Preferably you need to get the tyres correctly
inflated while mounting them. If you don’t have tools to do that, you need to drive
to the petrol station. Remember to store the tyres in a cool place away from
summer tyres are mounted, it is just to drive and enjoy the summer.