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Are Your Tyres Ready for the Christmas Holiday Traffic?

AD| The holiday season means lots of shopping, driving to your favourite places, meeting your loved ones and having a great time. However, Christmas is…

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AD| The holiday season means lots of shopping, driving to your favourite places, meeting your loved ones and having a great time. However, Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year, which also means lots and lots of traffic. Regardless of busy roads and traffic jams, we want our readers to enjoy this time of the year completely and safely with this tyre safety guide!

Before heading into the holiday traffic, make sure to check up on your tyres thoroughly. Drive at optimal tyre pressure and check your tyre tread depth regularly. Your optimal tyre pressure is mentioned in the owner’s manual and tyre tread depth should not be less than 1.6mm. Reach out to a professional and get a tyre safety check to make sure that your tyres are meeting all the safety and legal standards.

While driving on icy and snowy winter roads, avoid all bad driving habits. Do not accelerate or brake harshly, slow down for speed bumps, drive smoothly and slowly over uneven road surfaces and do not drag your brakes while driving downhill. Maintaining these habits will increase your tyres’ longevity and keep you safe from uneven tyre wear or wheel misalignment.

Wheel alignment is often taken lightly by drivers. However, if you have not recently got your wheels aligned, make sure to get them properly aligned in your next service. Misaligned wheels can be caused if you have recently hit a pothole, bumped a curb or been in an accident. Therefore, if you are experiencing loose handling or squealing noise from your tyres, make sure to visit your nearest garage and get your wheels properly aligned.

To get the most out of your tyres this festive season, follow all the above tyre care tips and you’re good to go! To buy new tyres, you can book online and get cheap tyres fitted from local experts at Dartford Tyres, enjoying their special holiday discounts!

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