Tyres are the only part of a car that is in contact with the road. Therefore, it is of paramount importance that they should be maintained in good condition at all times and that they are appropriate for the expected road conditions.
It is important that your tyres are changed when the tread reduces to ensure you maintain the best grip on the road. At SLM Toyota we offer tyre price match promise meaning you do not have to go anywhere else.
Your tyres will be fitted by our Toyota trained technicians and we will only supply tyres that we know are suitable for your Toyota model.
How To Measure The Safety Of Your Tyres
It is important that your tyres have maximum grip on the road. That's why it is essential to check that your tyre tread is not below the legal limit on 1.6mm. An easy way to check is by placing a 20p coin within the main three-quarters of the main tread grooves. If the outer band of the coin is hidden, your tread will be above the legal limit.
Having tyres with matching tread patterns offers a balanced and safe grip. So it is important to ensure each tyre tread pattern and brand are exactly the same.
When driving at around speeds of 40-50mph, it is important to check if your steering wheel is vibrating. As this is often a sign that one or more of your wheels needs balancing or replacing.
When steering, your vehicle should not pull to one side or the other. If you feel the steering wheel veering in one direction, it is likely your vehicle tracking is out, your tyre pressures are unequal or the threads on the front tyres don't match.
Despite sidewall damage mostly happening to older tyres, it is important to check tyres of any age for cracks, splits or blisters. When signs of any damage is present, your tyres need replacing.
It is important to understand the markings on the sidewall of your tyres, as they contain important information about the tyre - which is useful when adding air, as well as other essential maintenance. See the image below to help understand the key details.
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