Are your car tyres in shape for the next summer?
Posted: Nov 26, 2014
Even if the Christmas feels more close and imminent occasion now when the winter has taken off properly, there are still many reasons to think about next summer already as well. In between choosing the Christmas presents for the kids and planning the family vacation under the sun in January it would be a good season also for checking the condition of your summer tyres and see if an investment for the new ones is necessary. This can be made very easy by doing it at the same time when you change the winter tyres on. When done at the same time there is all winters time to search for the new ones for the summer if the old ones don't work anymore and those are needed.
Summer tyres are easily checked by yourself in your home garage, and for example the old trick with a two euro coin is totally valid way of estimating if the summer tyres still got a grip and are in shape. But these days people only infrequently change their car tyres themselves or take care of tyres overall condition so they don't have the knowledge on the issue. Most people don’t even store their tyres themselves but buy the service outside, and they hardly have any idea of the condition of the tyres they are driving with. If they are resorting to a help of professional, these professionals should alert their customers when the tyres are in too bad shape that they affect the driving comfort and safety.
When the summer tyres are checked right away in the autumn, there is plenty of time to browse through the options available for a new set of summer tyres. Besides the traditional tyre shops there are numerous online suppliers who offer different kind of quality and prices. Browsing the internet can however be confusing as well as the varieties of the options are huge and the selection wide. When setting off for tyre shop one should first check from the car manufacturer what kind of tyres they are recommending. Also the demands for the specific local weather conditions should be found out. Moreover, some environmental factors are good to take into consideration, as they usually mean also savings on the monetary side. It is also possible to simply find cheaper summer tyres in middle of winter as many don't buy those at that time of year.
Today there are almost 2 billion tyres produced in several hundred different tyre factories around the world.