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At Osborne Motors we can fix many issues with your tyres such as punctures, alloy wheel rim leaks, wheel balancing and tracking. Regardless of whether you opt for budget, mid-range, or premium tyres on your vehicle, it’s important to take good care of them to ensure safety and durability.
Keeping your vehicle’s tyres at the correct pressure will ensure they last longer. Running on under inflated tyres causes more of the tyre to make contact with the road surface and causes drag and lack of performance, particularly when braking, accelerating, and cornering. An underinflated tyre is more likely to blowout so checking your tyre pressure prior to a long journey is a great habit to get into, but check your car user manual for guidance on the correct pressure for the load you are carrying. If you aren’t sure please speak to our experienced staff at Osborne Motors who will be happy to keep you right and check your tyre pressure.
The legal minimum depth for the tread on your tyres in the UK is 1.6mm. If you are found to be driving with non-compliant tyres you face a hefty fine of £2,500 per tyre and 3 penalty points on your licence. For more advice on checking your tyres, see our car maintenance blog.
It’s not unusual to feel a little ‘wobble’ when you are driving at around 50-60mph sometimes, but this should be checked as soon as possible. Now and again the balance of your wheels will need to be reset but this can be done quickly and easily by our experienced mechanics. Contact us to book your vehicle in as soon as you can if this does happen to prevent any further deterioration of your tyres.
A smooth driving style is always recommended to prolong the life of your tyres; abrupt braking, cornering, and acceleration will put more pressure on your tyres and cause deterioration.
If you are not sure about what kind of tyre to opt for on your vehicle, our friendly staff will be happy to discuss your requirements with you and make recommendations; Osborne Motors can fit all makes and sizes of tyres. If you are considering buying winter tyres for your car, our blog post on them has lots of useful information to help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.