When a motorist has a problem with a tyre they want a quality service, value for money, expert advice and the convenience of a local solution, thats why our customers have put their trust in us and always return to our garage based in Maryhill, Glasgow.
The law requires your vehicle to be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. There are also laws in place to govern all aspects of your tyres condition; most important of these is the minimum tread depth. The legal limit for minimum depth of the tread on your tyres is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread going around the complete circumference of the tyre.
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important.
Tyres that are under inflated can overheat; and over inflated tyres can lead to poor vehicle handling on the road.
Over or under inflated tyres suffer more damage than those with the correct pressure and need to be replaced more regularly.
Correct tyre pressures help to maintain optimum fuel efficiency. This can equate to lower Co2 emissions coming from your vehicle than those with incorrect tyre pressures.
Cuts, lumps and bumps are often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, pothole or object in the road. If your tyre has any of these symptoms then you must have the tyre checked as quickly as possible by a tyre specialist, as this type of damage can result in sudden tyre failure.
Also, emergency braking can sometime leave your tyres with a ‘flat spot’. It is always recommended to have your tyres checked if the vehicle has been involved in an emergency manoeuvre like sudden and heavy braking. If you have any concern or doubt about the condition of your tyres, please ask a specialist tyre mechanic at Canal Tyres for advice as soon as possible.
UK law requires that your vehicle is fitted with the correct type and size of tyres for the vehicle type you are driving and for the purpose it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres, and for safety ensuring that they are inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure.
Your tyres don’t just get worn through age and use, but through emergency braking, under-inflation or over-inflation and can be easily damaged by poorly maintained roads. And if your wheels are misaligned, one edge of the tyre can wear more rapidly than the other. The best way to be sure is to bring your car along to Canal Tyres and let one of experienced tyre mechanics check it for you.
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