Collaborative Post¦ Anyone who drives a lot on Britain’s motorways will know that they are not in great shape with all sorts of debris and potholes to avoid. When the road network is not in good condition, so your car’s tyres will suffer more. You can see this on the UK’s most notorious motorway – the M25 – all the way from Dartford to Thurrock on either side of the QEII Bridge. However, it is the same story on the M2, the M11 and M23. If you want to save money on tyre expenditure, then what can you do?
When you are driving, adjust your style so that you can see the road ahead of you. If you drive too close to the car in front, then you cannot avoid running over potholes or hazards. Even if the road has no distance chevrons to mark out spacing, leave a two-second gap or more. This means your tyres will hit fewer obstacles. Furthermore, you will need to brake less frequently. As a result, your tyre tread will be better preserved, leading to a longer period before you have to replace them.
When you have to fit new tyres, go for premium ones. Budget tyres seldom offer good value for money in the long-term. Don’t leave it too long before exchanging them either. Driving on worn tyres could mean you get a big fine, after all! For both budget and premium tyres online visit Dartford Tyres and avail all the exciting discounts and the opportunity to buy tyres at trade prices.
As well as looking after your tyres by leaving more room, it is a good idea to start pulling away more gently. Some people do this by easing up the clutch gently or by using second gear. It doesn’t matter how you do it, however. Pulling away from a stationary position slower means you are less likely to spin your wheel, something that will use up their rubber tread needlessly.
It is important to keep your tyres properly inflated. Pump them up every third time you fill up with petrol or even more often than that if you know your tyres tend to lose pressure. By doing so, you will obtain a better grip but you will also save money. This is because correctly inflated tyres wear down less rapidly compared to even partially flattened ones. What’s more, driving on semi-flat tyres means your car’s rolling resistance goes up. This means spending more on petrol than you would otherwise need to since it makes your fuel efficiency drop. Just by keeping your tyres pumped up, you can save hundreds of pounds over the course of a year!
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