Maintenance of Tyres
Maintaining correct tyre pressure
There are three main reasons why maintaining the right tyre pressure is important.
Check for external damage
Cuts, lumps and bumps are often caused by an impact between the tyre and a kerb, porthole or object in the road. If your tyre has any of these symptoms then you must have the tyre checked as quickly as possible as this sort of damage can result in sudden tyre failure.
Wheel alignment too is a very important step in maintaining and prolonging the life of your tyres. Kerbing or portholes affect your vehicles wheel alignment settings which can lead to rapid or un-even tyre wear. The car manufacturer will set your vehicles wheel alignment, so after driving it's worth a regular check to help prevent tyre wear, generally caused by incorrect wheel alignment setting.
Also emergency braking can sometime leave your tyres with a "flat spot". This can be another reason for premature tyre removal. It is always recommended to have your tyres checked if the vehicle has been involved in an emergency manoeuvre like sudden or heavy braking. If you have any concern or doubt about the condition of your tyres, please call for advice as soon as possible.
Fitzpatrick Motors want to help you maintain your tyres in the best condition possible. We provide a FREE tyre check of your vehicle. Just call us on 01 2041030 to make an appointment