If you’ve recently bought new tyres, you’re likely not thinking ahead to your next tyre replacement service. After all, the average lifespan of a tyre is 10 years. However, it’s important to note that this figure comes with multiple caveats. For example, premium tyres have more durability than budget options. Your driving habits will also influence how quickly your tread depth wears down. Of course, if you drive carefully in and around Horsham, you’re less likely to suffer premature wear or other damage.
Regular tyre maintenance, including wheel alignment, also helps to preserve your tyres’ condition for as long as possible. As onsite and mobile tyre fitters, we cover all your needs. Our time-served team shares over 20 years in the trade, so we know how to extend the lifespan of your tyres, giving you the best possible return on your investment.
Regularly Check Tyre Pressure
Checking your vehicle’s tyre pressure is a great habit to adopt. Of course, there are obvious safety benefits associated with not driving on underinflated tyres. But pressure checks also prevent unnecessary tyre damage and, by extension, the need for tyre replacement sooner than expected.
Underinflated tyres are more susceptible to harm because they reach higher temperatures. This also causes increased flexing which can damage the tyre wall’s structure. However, be careful not to overinflate either. This leads to increased wear and tear too, as the tyre has a reduced contact area with the road.
Whether you’re in Horsham or any of the surrounding areas, our mobile tyre fitters advise checking tyre pressure every few weeks and before long journeys. Trustyres also provides a TPMS service.
Ensure Correct Wheel Alignment
Misaligned wheels cause faster, and uneven, tyre wear. By visiting Trustyres at least once a year for a wheel alignment service, you maintain your tyres’ good condition for longer. This pushes back the need to invest in tyre replacement again.
Put simply, the alignment of your wheels refers to their direction and angle. For optimal performance, they should be straight and parallel to each other. There are various reasons that cause misalignment. In some cases, it’s simply just wear and tear to supporting components. But it also occurs due to impacts such as hitting a pothole, kerb or speed bump.
If you feel your car pulling to one side while driving, or you notice unusual tyre wear, get in touch with our friendly team. As onsite and mobile tyre fitters, we cover all wheel alignment requirements in Horsham.
Examine Your Driving Habits
A key aspect of tyre maintenance is taking a look at your own driving style, as it may be contributing to rapid tread depth wear. Our tyre fitters can provide a wide range of preventative maintenance, but if you have certain bad habits, you won’t feel the full force of the benefits.
Your driving style has a direct impact on how quickly your tyres deteriorate – and how soon you will require tyre replacement. Common examples of bad habits include hard acceleration and braking, aggressive cornering and consistently driving at high speeds.
Travelling slower and less intensely can significantly extend the lifespan of your tyres. You also have the added bonus of improving your own safety while on the roads of Horsham too, not to mention a more relaxing driving experience.