TYRES

Stathern Garage
Stathern Garage
Stathern Garage
Stathern Garage
*Punctures  *Repairs *Replacments *Pressure checks

Tyres are one of the key safety components of any vehicle but very often over looked, our garage offer free tyre inspections and pressure checks meaning you can always be sure to be safe.

If your tyres need replacing we are the garage for you with very competitive prices to match.

Tyre Pressures

Important for safety, ride and fuel economy

You can find out the right tyre pressures for your car in the handbook or on a sticker inside the fuel filler flap or driver's door. Remember that pressures are quoted for cold tyres and that you will probably have to increase pressures when you carry heavy loads.

In general the handbook or stickers will show two figures, one for 'normal' use and a higher figure for full loads. Be sure to adjust the pressures to suit the conditions.

You should aim to check pressures once a month, with the tyres cold, using a reliable and accurate tyre pressure gauge. Having the tyre pressures correct is important for several reasons:

 

 

  • Tyre life – under or over inflation increases wear

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  • Fuel economy – under inflation increases fuel consumption

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  • Safety – under or over inflation will affect grip and braking performance

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  • Ride – over inflation can result in a harsh, uncomfortable and skittish ride

 

When you check the pressures take a bit of time to check the tread for wear and also to look for cuts, or bulges on the sidewalls. You should get any cut checked out by a tyre specialist, while a bulge indicates damage to the internal structure of the tyre which must be replaced.  Always remember to check your tyre pressures when your tyres are cool to get an accurate result.

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