*Summer Road Trip Guide To Tyres

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Image from Ohh Couture via Pinterest
Over the past couple of months my life has been very car focused because we recently sold our car and replaced it with a new Vauxhaul Astra which is so much better but I definitely miss our old car (does anyone else form an attachment to your car or is that just me being weird?). I have looked at so many cars over the past couple of months which has been very frustrating but I've learnt so much about cars too, from the impact of milage on the price, how condescending car salesmen can be and how expensive cars are!

The past couple of months has also taught me how delicate cars can be and how many aspects you need to look at in terms of buying a new car and looking after your own car. There are basic things I know about looking after my car such as checking the oil and water etc but that's pretty much where it ends (thankfully my dad is very knowledgable when it comes to cars and engines).

Tyres 
One aspect of a car that I've never really thought of (apart from when I scrape them on the curb) are tyres. Tyres are important to consider when looking for a new car or for looking after your car because they need to have a minimum tread depth by law - it can fail an MOT test if if it less than the minimum depth.

There are so many points that need to be considered when maintaining your car, especially when you start a road trip such as testing your brakes, topping up the oil and topping up for screen wash but tyres are also important. Poor tyres can affect the health of your car as unsafe or illegal tyres can affect handling, safety and fuel economy so don't overlook them.

One aspect of the 'show me tell me' section of the practical driving test in the UK has a few questions about practical and safety aspects of the car including knowing the correct tyre pressure of your car. Thankfully that was the question I was asked and the answer I was very confident of and it's also something that can affect your car in terms of safety of the tyres if they are overly inflated and it can affect fuel economy if they are under inflated.

Your local centre can easily change, replace and assess the quality and safety of your tyres and if you are unsure if they are in need of replacing then you should take your car to be checked. Let's say you are in Stirling and searching for tyres, you can buy car tyres of your choice here at Point S; their method is easy and it could also save you time and money in the long run by avoiding problems before they become a bigger issue!

Can you drive? If you can, do you know about the safety aspects and checks you need to do in order to have a safe car? 

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Pinterest 

18 comments

  1. I totally agree with all of your points. So important to know how to check your car.

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  2. It's so importantto check your car tyres!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. I can’t drive haha. But I wish I could x

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  4. I miss driving! Don't need to do in in London x

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  5. I'm rubbish with checking my tyres but my partner helps to remind me x

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  6. I really should check my tyres more often!

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  7. I need new tyres soon, I keep putting it off :(

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. I don’t drive, infact it is one thing I’ve never ever wanted to do x

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  9. I really wish I could drive but it gives me severe anxiety. My hubby is a good driver but knows next to nothing about cars.

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  10. I feel like tyres aren’t something people check on their car! I keep a very close eye on mine! Xx

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  11. I had a blow out a couple of weeks back and it was so scary. Great tips x

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  12. It's so important to make this known! My dad's always on my case about checking on my car haha :)

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  13. Luckily my boyfriend is a car geek, so he helps me with mine!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  14. These are the absolute best posts!!

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  15. I don't drive myself so this was all relatively new information to me. I think it is great that you are promoting road safety.

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  16. I defo form attachments to my cars. My last one (my baby) was called Meep and she was a Mini. I have to drive my partners car now which is definitely boyish :(.

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  17. Cars can be super expensive and it's great to know how to keep on top of any problems x

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