Local Tyre Replacement Centre in Shefford
Everybody’s looking to make savings in their household budgets at the moment and finding ways to cut back on the cost of running a car is a natural target. The recommended lifespan of a car tyre is 20 – 30,000 miles, but some drivers find that they’re replacing them more frequently. There’s a number of reasons why this may be the case.
The Country Vehicles team in Shefford offers local tyre replacement in Shefford and South Bedfordshire. For over 25 years we’ve been offering advice to customers on how to lengthen the life of their tyres. So, we thought it was time to share our 5 top tips to make your tyres last longer with our readers.
1. Check Your Tyre Pressure Regularly
An underinflated, or overinflated tyre will cause accelerated wear. Loss of pressure happens naturally over time, or one of your tyres may lose pressure as a result of bumping up against the kerb or hitting a pothole.
We would recommend testing your tyre pressure every month. You will get a dashboard warning if one of your tyres has lost pressure, but don’t wait for the warning – add tyre pressure into your regular maintenance checks. Don’t know what your tyre pressure should be? Find out here.
2. Keep Your Wheels Correctly Aligned
Driving with misaligned tyres is dangerous, and it can cause rapid deterioration in the condition of your tyres. It’s easy to knock your alignment out; all it takes is hitting the kerb when parking or driving fast through a pothole. If you’re experiencing vibrations in your steering wheel, a pull to one side, or you’re hearing a squealing noise when driving slowly, book into Country Vehicles and we’ll check your alignment.
3. Watch Your Parking Habits
Much of the wear and tear to tyres occurs as a result of parking habits. Sometimes it can’t be helped, for example, if you have to mount the kerb in order to park, or you hit the kerb when negotiating a tight spot. Try to find ways to avoid bumping or scraping your tyres, even it means changing your regular parking spot.
4. Choose the Right Tyres
Tyres are an expensive item to replace, but the budget option could cost you more in the long run. At Country Vehicles’ tyre fitting centre in Shefford we recommend tyres that offer exceptional quality, improve fuel economy and, if carefully maintained, will last for more than 20,000 miles of driving before having to be changed again.
5. What’s in the Boot?
You would be amazed at the amount of stuff people carry around in the boot of their car (or maybe you wouldn’t!). Carrying excess weight is putting unnecessary strain on your tyres and increasing your fuel consumption. One simple way to lengthen the life of your tyres is to have a good clean out of your vehicle.
About Country Vehicles Shefford
We are an independent garage offering car tyre replacement in Shefford and across South Bedfordshire. In addition to tyre sales, fitting, and maintenance, we also offer vehicle servicing, MOTs, diagnostics and repairs. If you think your wheels may be misaligned, or you’ve noticed that your tyres are worn, call in to see us and we’ll check them out for you.
Would you like to talk to one of the CVS team about new tyres? Call us today on 01234 381555, or you can order your tyres and book a fitting online.