Warning Signs You Need To Change Your Car Tyres

Warning signs that you need to change your tyres are extremely important to look out for. Tyres are the most important aspect of a car and ignoring warning signs can cause serious problems.

Warning Signs You Need To Change Your Car Tyres

Why Healthy Tyres Are Important

Tyres are the only point of contact on the road and need to be kept in perfect condition to ensure safety whilst travelling. Ensuring tyre health improves fuel economy and minimises carbon emissions. It not only reduces the cost of driving but will help the environment too! Illegal, defective or under-inflated tyres can cause serious road traffic accidents. In 2016, 8 people were killed and 120 people seriously injured due to unsafe or damaged tyres.

Having seen the devastating results of damaged tyres myself, tyre safety is really important to me. As a child, I was in a few road accidents, including losing control in the snow due to poor tyre tread. We stopped inches from a tree and set of stairs down to an underpass and it was terrifying!

Warning Signs You Need To Change Your Car Tyres

There are a few warning signs you can look out for that will indicate you need to change your car tyres.

Warning signs include:

  • Your car feeling unsteady on the road and isn’t driving smoothly
  • Too much vibration may indicate an alignment or balancing issue
  • Lookout for cracks in the sidewall
  • Bulges or blisters on tyres
  • Low tread depth
  • Weird noises such as thumping, whining or squeaking
  • Aged tyres
  • Low/High Tyre Pressure

Importance Of Buying The Right Tyres

Contacting your local tyre centre can make buying tyres much easier. With expert advice from local tyre centres, you can save a lot of time and money. Finding new tyres can be difficult and you might want to continue using the old ones – which is not the right thing to do. So if you don’t want to expose yourself to any road safety risks you can buy car tyres online in Manchester (or any other locality where you live) from Point S.

What happens if you don’t go to an expert and ignore warning signs

Whilst you should keep an eye out for warning signs yourself, consulting a tyre expert is always the best option. Without regular checks, the quality of your tyres may suffer and lead to future tyre issues.

Over time the rubber in tyres degrades and may lead to a serious accident. Bald tyres are dangerous, especially on wet surfaces. Worn tyres should be replaced with a new equivalent well before the legal minimum tread limit. The minimum tread limit is 1.6mm but tyres should be replaced, as soon as they reach 3mm. It’s best to check your tyre tread regularly and consult an expert if you are unsure.
Car manufacturers set the type, make, size, profile, load carrying capacities and speed ratings of each car. You should only change the type of tyres on your vehicle based on expert advice to ensure your care is safe on the road.

Because tyre pressures vary, it’s always best to have an expert check the tyre pressure to avoid premature wear. Low pressure leaves the sidewall exposed as the tyre has to compensate to stabilise the car.

Any tyre issue should be checked over by an expert to ensure the safety of yourself, loved onesand other people on the road.

My Sunday Photo – Vauxhall Cresta PA

This week this gorgeous Vauxhall Cresta PA had to be My Sunday Photo. They are photo’s the Mr has taken this week having finally got himself a new phone! He spotted this gorgeous red Vauxhall Cresta PA in Morrison’s car park and I love it. Seriously though, how beautiful is that car?

Vauxhall Cresta PA

Red Vauxhall Cresta PA

It looks like the owner really looks after his Cresta, it is absolutely gorgeous and looks so well kept too. I’m no expert but the car does look to be all original parts and is one of the best kept I’ve seen over the last few years. Old cars, bikes & buses really stand out and we are lucky to see quite a few around here on a regular basis.

I love the Churchill dogs in the back, they look great. The fact they have red cushions & hanging dice to match is pretty cool too. You can tell the owner loves the car from how well looked after & presented it is. Vauxhall Cresta PA inside

The Mr wasn’t too pleased with this shot but you can still see how immaculately kept this Vauxhall Cresta PA is inside. I think this may be one of my favourite cars the Mr has spotted for a while to be honest.

I’m looking forward to seeing what else he comes cross now he has a phone again. He has a 20.5MP camera compared to my 16MP which made me sulk to begin with. Luckily for him the camera isn’t that great at focusing & adjustments so I’ll let him off & keep searching for my next upgrade whilst enjoying the shots he does manage to take haha.

I’ll have to try and beat him now and find an even better car spot too!

Do you love this Vauxhall Cresta PA too? If not what is your favourite car spot?

Photalife

My Sunday Photo -Custom Triumph

This week’s #mysundayphoto is a Custom Triumph we saw in town last week. I love the shade of red used on the Triumph and especially love the skulls! The Mr had a chat with the guy who owned it too. I love spotting motorbike’s I haven’t seen around before or customised bikes like this.

 

Custom Triumph

Custom Triumph

Custom Mudguard

Custome Triumph Helmet

What do you think?

Photalife

Racing In The Blood Part 1: The Seduction of Speed by Max M. Power

I recently received a copy of Racing In The Blood Part 1: The Seduction Of Speed By Max M. Power to review. If any of you follow my Instagram you’ll know the Mr & I love cars & racing.

I love the pictures on the front cover and back of the book by Andrew Whitson it really draws you in to take a closer look at the book.

If you love reading in depth stories about racing then this is definitely the book for you!

The introduction – The Birth and Development of Motor Sport is really interesting to read. It covers the repeal of the Red Flag Act in 1896, the first motor race in 1895 in France along with more facts and information on races, speeds and more.

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The rest of the book is full of stories about Frank Cartland and George Marshall. It explains how they ended up following the same paths racing the dangerous racetracks at Le Mans and Brooklands, the people they met, the things they did outside of the racetracks and everything in between.

With 30 chapters covering the twists and turns of racing following Cartland and Marshall on and off the track it is a fairly long but interesting book and includes circuits maps and photo’s of Brooklands in 2016.

This would be an ideal christmas present for racing enthusiasts who are interested in the history of the world of speed and want a little more detail than the basic facts. If your interested in the book you can buy it here from the Auto’s UK website.