When Should I Change My Tyres

Your car’s tyres are the part that wears out the quickest. The constant friction created while you drive chips away at your vehicle’s tyres. This can cause problems; driving with tyres that have too little road grip can result in serious accidents. Moreover, it is mandated in the UK to maintain at least 1.6mm tread depth; avoiding this law will fail you on an MOT test or will result in a hefty fine.

That’s why Phillips Tyres at Oxford has brought affordable tyre replacement services. We will inspect your car for any sign of damage and wear and advise you on what step should be taken.

Remember – periodically check your car’s tyres for a longer service life

You should perform at least one tyre pressure check every month and especially before going on a long journey. You should also check your tyre tread depth and look for any signs of sidewall damage or irregular wear. The legal tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, but our experts at Phillips Tyres recommend at least 4mm depth.

If you have part worn tyres in Oxford to the legal limit, its ribs and grooves will be flush with the surface of the tread. Checking your tyres is easy; take a 20 Euro coin, then look for the lowest part of the tread and place that coin inside. If the coin’s rim is not visible, then your tread is fine and is above the legal limit.

When to change your tyres

Like every other product, tyres have an expected lifespan. However, the rubber compound of a tyre will degrade if it is unused and in storage for too long. Multiple factors affect the life of a tyre. Ambient temperature, storage, use, speed, load pressure, maintenance conditions and your driving style all contribute to your car’s tyres long or short lifespan. Let’s take a look at some indications that show that you need to replace them.

If your tyres are damaged

If there are signs of perforation, deformation or cuts, then we recommend you visit us as soon as possible. Here at Phillips Tyres, Oxford, we have seen multiple cases where these bruises have caused leaks, or even in extreme cases, suddenly rupture. Visit our workshop and allow our technicians to inspect it; after which we will inform you of the results.

If you identify abnormal wear

Abnormal wear shows in the centre of the tyre or at its edges. In most of the cases, these suggest a mechanical problem such as incorrect wheel alignment, wheel imbalance, and transmission or suspension issues.

This problem could also occur if you are driving without the correct tyre pressure; again a prevalent problem. Common causes of abnormal wear are usually visible in multiple places. If it’s on one shoulder, it can be because of suspension misalignment. When seen on both shoulders, it’s an indication of an under-inflated tyre; wear along the centre of the tyre indicates over-inflation.

What to do when the tyres get damaged?

Changing a car’s tyre is no easy task; it takes a lot of work. Also, the wheel’s balance should be proper after each tyre swap, which requires precise tools. That’s why you should bring your vehicle to us. We, at Phillips Tyres, offer affordable rates on all tyre change. You can choose from a wide variety of options.

Call us today to book your appointment.